Folger call number: HD9678.P42 C278 2018
Folger holdings ID: 502330
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : The global early Americas -- Sex, death, and the sea : pearls in the early modern imagination -- Pearls and a political ecology of empire, 1498-1541 -- "Even the black women wear strands of pearls" : assessing the worth of subjects and objects in a new era, 1540-1600 -- Making "a machine of pearls" in the seventeenth century : custom and innovation in Iberian pearl-fishing ventures -- "Regardless of gender, class, color, or condition" : pearls in private possession around the Iberian imperial world -- "A few more or less make no difference" : accounting for pearls in northern Europe in the seventeenth century -- Conclusion : Rescuing "that tired, irregular pearl from such lengthy isolation."
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publisher: Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture