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American Baroque : pearls and the nature of empire, 1492-1700

Author: Molly A Warsh
Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia : University of North Carolina Press : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2018. ©2018
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press Ser.
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Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed  Read more...

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Warsh, Molly A.
American baroque : pearls and the nature of empire, 1492-1700.
Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2018
275 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Molly A Warsh
ISBN: 9781469638997 1469638991
OCLC Number: 1047575860
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover --
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Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
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Acknowledgments --
List of Illustrations --
List of Abbreviations and Short Titles --
INTRODUCTION: The Global Early Americas --
CHAPTER 1. Sex, Death, and the Sea: Pearls in the Early Modern Imagination --
CHAPTER 2. Pearls and a Political Ecology of Empire, 1498â#x80;#x93;1541 --
CHAPTER 3. â#x80;#x9C;Even the Black Women Wear Strands of Pearlsâ#x80;#x9D;: Assessing the Worth of Subjects and Objects in a New Era, 1540â#x80;#x93;1600 --
CHAPTER 4. Making â#x80;#x9C;A Machine of Pearlsâ#x80;#x9D; in the Seventeenth Century: Custom and Innovation in Iberian Pearl-Fishing Ventures --
CHAPTER 5. â#x80;#x9C;Regardless of Gender, Class, Color, and Conditionâ#x80;#x9D;: Pearls in Private Possession around the Iberian Imperial World --
CHAPTER 6. â#x80;#x9C;A Few More or Less Make No Differenceâ#x80;#x9D;: Accounting for Pearls in Northern Europe in the Seventeenth Century --
CONCLUSION: Rescuing â#x80;#x9C;That Tired Irregular Pearl from Such Lengthy Isolationâ#x80;#x9D; --
Essay on Sources --
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Series Title: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press Ser.
Responsibility: Molly A. Warsh.

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