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Introduction: Land of Fortune

Mette M. High

in Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Mongolian gold rush. The gold rush, which has grown to become the largest ever on the Asian continent, involves major risks, perhaps even the ... More


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in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

For more than three centuries during the age of sail, the English were fascinated by the most remote of Spain's New World possessions, originally the Viceroyalty of Peru. From seamen and explorers to ... More


Mining in Ghana: Critical Reflections on a Turbulent Past and Uncertain Future

Gavin Hilson and Abigail Hilson

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter critically examines the impact the mining sector has had in Ghana since its independence in 1957. Mining has long played an important role, economically, in Ghana, its fate shaped ... More


Historical Texts

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As early as 1534, letters from Peru recording the early stages of the conquest, including Francisco Pizarro's departure from Panama, were translated into Italian, German, and French pamphlets. By ... More


Documents, Monographs and Theatre

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the 1570s, the earliest advocates of English overseas expansion in the age of Elizabeth I produced various types of propositions recommending expeditions to the west, to the South Sea, and to the ... More


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