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Vermeer's Hat

By Jan Wann, Mason City, Iowa / July 25, 2008

Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook takes objects in several Vermeer paintings [a map, a coin, a hat] and uses them as a door to understanding global trading during the early 1600s. The author does an amazing job of bringing in the details of global trading at that time that makes the current global trading more understandable. A fascinating read.

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