EXCHANGING FASHION: CROSS-CULTURAL INFLUENCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE – TAASA Review March 2018
Barbara Watson Andaya I n linking Europe, Asia and the Americas, the circulation of the globe by Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition in 1522 and by Francis Drake 50 years later laid the foundation of contemporary globalisation (Gunn 2003).
Portraits of famous individuals holding a globe in the palm of the hand not just European navigators but even the Mogul emperor Jahangir (1659-1627) captured the new sense of an interlinked world that brought humankind together.
From the 16th century onwards, the world-wide expansion of trade set up fresh pathways of communication, stimulating curiosity about the unusual items that now appeared on the world market and about the societies that had produced them. ...