Dr Daniel Jütte is Associate Professor at New York University and the author of ‘The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400-1800’ (Yale University Press, 2015) and ‘The Strait Gate: Thresholds and Power in Western History’ (Yale University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a history of transparency from antiquity to modern times.
In his contribution to the Research Exchange, he explains how the introduction of glass windows was bound up with broader social and cultural changes in early modern Europe, which he discusses further in his recent article ‘Comfort, Class and Climate Change: The Rise of Glass in Late Medieval and Early Modern Domestic Architecture’, Cultural and Social History, vol. 15, no. 5 (2018), pp. 621-641.