Collecting for a New World 

ISBN: 9781911282396 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: John W. Hessler Editură: D Giles Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 176 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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The history of the early Americas is a story of before and after, defined and divided by a pivotal moment of contact between two distinct cultures. On the European side it is a tale of exploration, high-stakes treasure-seeking, and conquest. For indigenous Americans--including the Maya, the Nahua, the Ta no, and the Wari--it is the beginning of the end, a violent saga of disease, enslavement, and the loss of languages and rituals. This collision of cultures comes to life in the manuscripts, maps, archaeological objects, and rare books that make up the collection of early American treasures in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Collecting for a New World: Treasures of the Early Americas relates these encounters through vivid illustrations and interpretive descriptions of more than sixty rare and priceless items. In describing for the first time the journeys of the objects themselves--via African shipwrecks, secret meetings on airstrips, discoveries in castle libraries, and journeys into unknown archaeological sites hidden deep in the jungles of Guatemala--curator John Hessler reveals the role played by private collectors, whose knowledge, vision, and--in many cases, philanthropy--contribute so significantly to the collective understanding and interpretation of history and culture.

Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca moderna
John W. Hessler
Data Publicarii
D Giles Ltd
Tip Coperta
Nr Pag
Treasures of the Early Americas
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