Episode 13: Weaving, Athena and the Norns, Metis

An artist’s interpretation of Athena and Arachne weaving.

A map of the medieval spice trade.

Jed van Eyck’s ‘Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?)’
Hieronymous Bosch’s ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’.
The Malthusian Growth Model.
A model of the Herring Buss.
A drawing of the ‘Flute’ or ‘Fluyt’, the Dutch’s specialized bulk trade ship.

Some books recommended by Harald:

Conquerors by Roger Crowley

Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Crash Course’s episode on The Dutch Golden Age.

National Geographic’s article on the East India Company.

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