Crafts and Traditions of the Canary Islands

Crafts and Traditions of the Canary Islands

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During the fifteenth century the Spanish Crown wrested control of the Canary Islands from the Berber-speaking natives. Over the succeeding centuries the islands have been Europeanised to such an extent that the average visitor might think that all trace of the pre-Spanish culture had been lost long ago. This is, however, far from being the case, as the Canary Islands still maintain many aspects of the native culture, particularly in the country and in the smaller islands where the effets of the tourist boom have been less marked. This book concentrates on the material aspects of Canary Island traditions - domestic pottery making and rural crafts - and, by use of archaeological and historical evidence, traces these back to their pre-Hispanic origins.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 149.6 x 209.6 x 5.1mm | 154.22g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50ill.
  • 0747800111
  • 9780747800118

Table of contents

Introduction; Pottery; Basketry; Weaving; Woodworking; Music and Dance; Sports and Festivals; Food and Wine; Places to visit; Further readingshow more

About Mike Eddy

After graduating in archaeology with geography in 1973, Mike Eddy worked on excavations of all periods throughout Britain before he joined the Archaeology Section of Essex County Council's Planning Department. While there he directed several major excavations and contributed to a wide range of conservation projects. On leaving Essex County Council in 1983 he mobved to the Canary Islands to work on his thesis for Manchester University on the pre-Hispanic settlement and economy of the Guayadeeque area of Gran Canaria.show more

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