21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: Художественные книги » Мемуары. Биографии | Комментариев: 0
Shannon Lee Dawdy, "Building the Devil's Empire: French Colonial New Orleans"
University Of Chicago Press | ISBN: 0226138410 | September 1, 2008 | 336 pages | PDF | 2.4 MB
Dawdy's research is thorough and imaginative, and her argument persuasive and important. As the literature on colonial Louisiana grows and improves, Dawdy's work raises the historical study of New Orleans to an even higher standard and promises to influence future lines of inquiry. In this ambitious and appealing book, she cleverly turns what has made New Orleans marginal to the writing of colonial history - its reputation for disorder and failure - into the essential challenge for understanding the city's significance.