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Contents Acknowledgments / vii List of Illustrations / xv List of Abbreviations and Short Titles / xvii Introduction The Global Early Americas / 1 Chapter 1 Sex, Death, and the Sea: Pearls in the Early Modern Imagination / 12 Chapter 2 Pearls and a Political Ecology of Empire, 1498–1541 / 31 Chapter 3 “Even the Black Women Wear Strands of Pearls”: Assessing the Worth of Subjects and Objects in a New Era, 1540–1600 / 78 Chapter 4 Making “A Machine of Pearls” in the Seventeenth Century: Custom and Innovation in Iberian Pearl-­ Fishing Ventures / 128 Chapter 5 “Regardless of Gender, Class, Color, and Condition”: Pearls in Private Possession around the Iberian Imperial World / 163 Chapter 6 “A Few More or Less Make No Difference”: Accounting for Pearls in Northern Europe in the Seventeenth Century / 193 Conclusion Rescuing “That Tired Irregular Pearl from Such Lengthy Isolation” / 242 Essay on Sources / 259 Index / 269 This page intentionally left blank ...

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ISBN
9781469638997
Related ISBN
9781469638973
MARC Record
OCLC
1029886295
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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