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The Emperor's Giraffe: And Other Stories of Cultures in Contact

Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
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Focuses on little-known moments in history when two cultures--previously unknown or little known to each other--met, and altered the course of history.
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Titel: The Emperor's Giraffe: And Other Stories of Cultures in Contact
Autor/en: Samuel M. Wilson

ISBN: 0813337860
EAN: 9780813337869
Revised.
Sprache: Englisch.
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Juni 2000 - kartoniert - 240 Seiten

Beschreibung

Focuses on little-known moments in history when two cultures--previously unknown or little known to each other--met, and altered the course of history.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

* 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

Portrait

Samuel M. Wilson is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is editor of The Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean, coeditor of Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas, and author of Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus and The Archaeology of the Caribbean. Wilson also writes the "Worlds in Contact" column for Natural History magazine.
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