WILSON, SAMUEL M.
Title The Emperor's Giraffe And Other Stories Of Cultures In Contact.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First Printing.
Publisher Westview Press, Boulder: 1999.
081333585X / 9780813335858
Seller ID 26316X1
Focusing on individuals caught by chance in pivotal times and places, Wilson explores the ways in which seemingly small decisions made during the initial "contact period" betwen two cultures have had a huge impact on the course of history. Many of the stories illustrate that, despite thousands of years of isolation, the states and empires of the Old World were remarkably similar in structure and organization to those of the Americas. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Samuel M. Wilson, Acculturation, Cultural Diffusion, Anthropology, HistoryLeonardo Da Vinci, Alfred Valentine, Smallpox, Francisco Pizarro, Montezuma, Ming Dynasty, Hispaniola, Greenland, Epidemic Diseases, Hernando De Soto, Christopher Columbus, China, William Bradford).