Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800

Volume 2: Portable Personal Possessions
Product Number: EB00687451
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781588345561
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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This long-awaited follow-up to Deagan's first volume on ceramics, glassware, and beads focuses on the portable personal objects owned and used by the residents of Spanish colonial America. These objects are not only of Spanish origin; the collection includes many English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, and American pieces as well. Deagan not only provides an authoritative source of identification for these items but also draws extensively on colonial documents, travel accounts, paintings, and museum collections, as well as other contemporary sources to suggest specific functions of the items and the meanings they held for the people who used them. She documents and demonstrates how the objects were made and exchanged in the Americas, and explores how they embody Hispanic cultural identities, attitudes, and belief systems.

Author(s): Kathleen Deagan
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2019

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