Informal Empire: Mexico and Central America in Victorian Culture

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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. "Informal Empire 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, ...

Informal Empire: Mexico and Central America in Victorian Culture 2004, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816645008

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