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Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain (Hardback)
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Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
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In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, much of what is now the south-western United States was known as Alta California, a remote part of New Spain. The presidios, missions, and pueblos of the region have yielded a rich trove of ceramics materials, though they have been sparsely analysed in the literature. Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California fills that lacuna and reinterprets the position of Alta California in the Spanish Colonial Empire.

Using both petrography and neutron activation analysis to examine over 1,600 ceramic samples, the contributors to this volume explore the region's ceramic production, imports, trade, and consumption. From artistic innovation to technological diffusion, a different aspect of the intricacies of everyday life and culture in the region is revealed in each essay. This book illuminates much about Spanish imperial expansion in a far corner of the colonial world. Through this research, California history has been rewritten.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813049816
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


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The finest example this reviewer knows of that illustrates what a group of ceramic specialists focusing on one area and one time period and using their own expertise can contribute to increasing the knowledge and understanding of human behavior and interaction. Choice"
"The finest example this reviewer knows of that illustrates what a group of ceramic specialists focusing on one area and one time period and using their own expertise can contribute to increasing the knowledge and understanding of human behavior and interaction."--Choice

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