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Author Warsh, Molly A., author.

Title American Baroque : Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 / Molly A. Warsh
Published Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press Ser
Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press Ser
Contents Introduction : The global early Americas -- Sex, death, and the sea : pearls in the early modern imagination -- Pearls and a political ecology of empire, 1498-1541 -- "Even the black women wear strands of pearls" : assessing the worth of subjects and objects in a new era, 1540-1600 -- Making "a machine of pearls" in the seventeenth century : custom and innovation in Iberian pearl-fishing ventures -- "Regardless of gender, class, color, or condition" : pearls in private possession around the Iberian imperial world -- "A few more or less make no difference" : accounting for pearls in northern Europe in the seventeenth century -- Conclusion : Rescuing "that tired, irregular pearl from such lengthy isolation."
Summary "American baroque charts Spain's exploitation of Caribbean pearl fisheries to trace the genesis of its maritime empire. In the 1500s, licit and illicit trade in the jewel gave rise to global networks, connecting the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the pearl-producing regions of the Chesapeake and northern Europe"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pearl industry and trade -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 16th century
Pearl industry and trade -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 17th century
Pearls -- Political aspects -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
HISTORY -- Caribbean & West Indies -- General.
Pearl industry and trade.
Spanish colonies.
Spain -- Colonies -- History -- 16th century
Spain -- Colonies -- History -- 17th century
Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, publisher.
ISBN 1469638983
1469638991
9781469638980
9781469638997