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The emperor's giraffe and other stories of cultures in contact

Author: Samuel M Wilson
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A collection of essays describing strange coincidences and unforeseen changes in the course of historical events. Contributors tell the stories of individuals caught by chance in pivotal times and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel M Wilson
ISBN: 081333585X 9780813335858
OCLC Number: 644921668
Description: 223 p
Contents: Introduction * The Columbus Quartet Columbus, My Enemy The Admiral and the Chief Columbuss Comeuppance * Contrast And Coincidence In The Americas White Legends and Lost Tribes The Gardeners of Eden Death and Taxes Pandoras Bite The Matter of Smallpox That Unmanned, Wild Country Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca Pilgrims Paradox * Encountering the European World The Emperors Giraffe Coffee, Tea, or Opium Tripitakas Journey to the West Vikings and Eskimos Disney Dissonance * Caribbean Connections St. George and Juncanoo Caribbean Diasporas Cricket and Colonialism Its How You Play the Game * The Cultural Richness of the World Reburying Hatchets A Texas Powwow Trickster Treats
Responsibility: Samuel M. Wilson.


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