[Shea] concludes with an account of the impact of the importation of panni Tartarici (Tartar cloths) to Venice and other Italian city-states, and the representation of Mongol elites found in thirteenth-century Italian images. Far from seeing these as a kind of European proto-colonial discovery of the Asian other, Shea frames these images as evidence for Mongol influence on the cultures of the Mediterranean world, an important account that is often absent from the art history of the period.
About the Author
Eiren L. Shea is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Grinnell College.
- Publisher : Routledge (December 13, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 206 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1032238437
- ISBN-13 : 978-1032238432
- Item Weight : 8.4 ounces