BROOK, Timothy




Author Tags: Geography

After twelve books on Chinese history, UBC-based world historian Timothy Brook spins the globe half-way round to Europe for Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (Penguin $18). Brook digs into the details of Vermeer’s paintings to reveal how the web of trade began expanding worldwide with Dutch commerce.

BOOKS:

Mr. Selden's Map of China (Anansi 2013) $29.95 978-1-77089-353-5

Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (Penguin 2014) $18 978-0-14-316769-3

[BCBW 2013]