Leonardo to the Internet:
Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present
Thomas J. Misa
Discuss military technologies/practices
that helped win "the Netherlands" independence from
the Dutch herring buss [p.39] and fluit ship [p.41 +
=>] embodied the imperatives of commerce.
Visit the National Gallery <www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/dutch.htm>:
identify and discuss 2-3 technological activities can
you see in Dutch art (c.1600).
Dutch institutions created a global trading economy in the 17th century. IDENTIFY each and explain its historical SIGNIFICANCE:
DISCUSS where and why tulips cost more than houses during the "tulip mania" of the 1630s.
DISCUSS the "traffic system": what
products and processes typified the Dutch 'traffic'
"Why didn't the Dutch Republic have an
Visit "Trade Products" in early modern
-- identify 3 or more of the 25 products (beaver ...
wool) -- without a Dutch connection.
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