Weblink 1: Enter the Dragon "Enter the Dragon." Enter the Dragon. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017
The Covered Punch Bowl resembles the Chinese Porcelain. English potters used to copy the imagery from Asian imports and combined with with western items so they could sell and trade them in both Europe and Asia.
Japanned Chest on Chest: Lacquered furniture was first imported to Europe around 1600. It was created by applying hundred of individual layers of tinted lacquer. Became extremely popular in England in the 1680s.
Antick: usually a term to describe imagery that was amusingly bizarre.1688 John Stalker and George Parker published a treatise of Jappaning the English practice of layering. The book had engravings offered as templates for other London artisans to copy.
This weblink is important to what we are learning because its our first real encounter with Asian Culture. However because Asian Culture was so beautiful it shows how the Europeans wanted to recreate many of the things from Asia. The Japanned Chest on Chest is a perfect example of an Asian product that the Europeans found a cheaper and more effective way of building this chest.
Weblink 2: Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History• "Elephants & Roses." APS Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
One of the five exhibits found in the museum is called A Flower Blooms. This one highlights Redoute image of an amaryllis and its bulb. Josephine paid 100 gold louis for this paining.
Two of Five exhibits in the museum. Black Swans for an Empress. This exhibit shows the love Josephine had for exotic birds. In the exhibit you you see exotic African and South American birds as well as specimens of two pigeons and one of Josephine famous black swans.
Exhibit three of five. This exhibit shows 2 elephants that arrived in Paris in 1798 as spoils of war. This exhibit documents the birth of paleontology which is the study of fossils.
Exhibit four of five is called Hunting for Trees. This exhibit shows France's decreasing forests and how it led to a search for beautiful trees. These beautiful trees included the North American oak.
Exhibit five of five in the museum is called Everything Giraffe. This exhibit tells the story of a baby giraffe who was led on foot from Marseilles to Paris.
The APS Museum features a lot of different things including Thomas Jefferson's hand written draft of the Declaration of Independence, a notebook from Lewis and Clark and their western exploration. But something most museums don't have if they have so many American based things are those products of European culture. The Elephants and Roses gives us information on French Natural History. Down to the trees and how there was a loss of forests and they had to go find new trees. This is important because it gives us a look at a part of culture that most of our textbooks won't talk about
Weblink 3: Discover Islamic Art (Ottoman Empire)• "Discover Islamic Art Virtual Exhibitions | The Ottomans | Table Culture |." Discover Islamic Art Virtual Exhibitions | The Ottomans | Table Culture |. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Turkish-Islamic Art in Pre Ottoman Anatolia. After the Battle of Manzikert, Anatolia saw the rise of a new political, religious, and social formation.
The Topkapi Palace was the governmental center and residence of the imperial family. The Topkapi Palace was founded on an area of the Istanbul Peninsula. The first courtyard had service buildings, the imperial mint, military barracks, ministries, and other governmental offices.
Table Culture. Almost every dish had a different chef. First dish was soup served in individual bowls, Main Dish was red meat or chicken with very large vessels with lids, and the last dish was Baklava and Helva.
This is one of the first articles that have talked about the Islamic culture in the Ottoman Empire. I think this article is important for what we are learning because it gives us an insight on the everyday life of the people n the Ottoman Empire. From everything do their central governmental residence to their table culture. This article allows us to see what people were doing during this time in this part of the world.
Weblink 4: Lady Mary Mortley Montagu • "Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu." Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Lady Mary Pierrepoint was the eldest daughter of Evelyn Earl of Kingston. She was her dads pride and joy especially after he lost his wife in 1694. She presided at her dads table before she was even out of childhood. Sh learned Latin on her own and was a very eager reader. She married Edward Wortley Montagu without her dads consent in 1712. Lady Mary mainly resided in London.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is important to our learning because it gives us a background on who she was and how she effected this time period. She was one of the first royal women to get married without her dads consent and then ended up leaving her husband.
Instructor Commentary: The Age of Enlightenment: Rationalism and it's uses.
The general life of peasants in Europe had never been a huge concern to the political elite. The elite thought it was impossible to improve the physical life of those that were in the lower social order. Only a few people shared an opposite view that was considered progress. The main goal of the Enlightenment was to classify, systematize, demonstrate, and disseminate new knowledge. According to Adam Smith, society is best served when individuals are permitted to hold onto their private gains with a minimum state interference. He believed that removing a heavy handed government would cause improvements in workers ability to negotiate.
This Instructor Commentary is important to what we are learning because it gives us a backstory of the Enlightenment period. It shows us what the goal was, how people tried to enforce it. It also shows us the difference between Philosophes and Organized Religion. It also gives us Limits of the Enlightenment, they did not like the idea of sexual equality.