Fortress of the soul : violence, metaphysics, and material life in the Huguenots' New World, 1517-1751
"During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French Huguenots made enormous contributions to the life and culture of colonial New York. Huguenot craftsmen flourished in this open setting, turning out unrivaled works of furniture that were distinguished by unique designs and arcane details. More than just decorative flourishes, however, the curious patterns of the Huguenot artisans reflected a distinct belief system, a visual language that developed during the religious wars of sixteenth-century France."
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Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, ©2005