El Dorado in the Marshes: Gold, Slaves and Souls between the Andes and the Amazon
December 2009, Polity
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An enthralling account of the Spanish search for gold in the Americas and the myth of 'the gilded man'.
Livi Bacci is an outstanding historian and demographer of the early modern period.
This is beautifully illustrated throughout, with paintings from the time and stunning photographs of the gold artefacts.
This compelling study will appeal to all those interested in this history of colonialization as well as the interested general reader.