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Description - Informal Empire by Robert D. Aguirre

Behind the ancient artifacts displayed in our museums lies a secret history - of travel, desire, the quest for knowledge, and even theft. Such is the case with the objects of Mesoamerican culture so avidly collected, cataloged and displayed by the British in the nineteenth century. This book recaptures the history of those artifacts from Mexico and Central America that stirred Victorian interest - a history that reveals how such objects and the cultures they embodied were incorporated into British museum collections, panoramas, freak shows, adventure novels, and records of imperial administrators.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816645008
ISBN-10: 0816645000
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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