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Fortress of the Soul: Violence, Metaphysics, and Material Life in the Huguenots' New World, 1517-1751 (Early America: History, Context, Culture)

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French Huguenots made enormous contributions to the life and culture of colonial New York during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Huguenot craftsmen were the city's most successful artisans, turning out unrivaled works of furniture which were distinguished by unique designs and arcane details. More than just decorative flourishes, however, the visual language empl ...more
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Published January 5th 2005 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published November 1st 2004)
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A specialist in the history and culture of the Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds from the 15th-18th centuries, Neil Kamil is associate professor of history at the University of Texas-Austin.
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