Books | Pocketmags.com

Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 300+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 26000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade Now for $9.99 Learn more
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

Books

BOOK OF THE MONTH

ALAMY X1, GETTY X1

Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First

By Frank Trentmann Allen Lane, £30, 880 pages, hardback

With the internet always at our fingertips, being a consumer has become a very different thing to how people lived the past. It is now ordinary for people in 21st-century Britain to be able to buy seemingly anything and everything in an instant at the touch of a few buttons. But, as Frank Trentmann argues, it’s actually extraordinary, and he suggests that we need to examine this consumerism as part of a much broader historical trend. Only by doing so, can we see it as a way of life that can’t go on forever. If this sounds like a dry, worthy essay, however, fear not. Studded with surprising examples and illuminating case studies, it’s hugely thought-provoking.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of BBC History Revealed Magazine - February 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - February 2016
$4.99
Or 499 points
READ NOW
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.23 per issue
SAVE
55%
Was $40.99
Now $28.99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.15 per issue
SAVE
10%
$26.99
Or 2699 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.61 per issue
$4.99
Or 499 points

View Issues

About BBC History Revealed Magazine

The February 2016 issue of History Revealed