Hist Arch (2017) 51:580–581 DOI 10.1007/s41636-017-0054-y BOOK REVIEW Setting the Table: Ceramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida Kathryn L. Ness, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2017. 148 pp., 29 figs., 3 tables,index.$79.95cloth Ramie A. Gougeon Accepted: 10 July 2017 /Published online: 26 July 2017 Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 Setting the Table is a slim but important offering from a and forth across centuries makes the arguments for an young scholar. In the pages of yet another finely pro- identity crisis a little challenging to follow at times. duced volume from the University of Florida Press, What emerges though is the idea that performance Kathryn L. Ness explores questions of changing Span- mattered. While decisions about which clothes to wear ish identity on both sides of the Atlantic during the were evident in a very public way, dishes had the po- dynamic 18th century. While I suspect the book will tential to be semipublic and less liable to be hidden or be primarily read for the model of ceramic organization revealed for public reasons. Ceramics instead became presented and illustrated here, there are several research parts of performances of luxury, fashion savvy, and topics broached
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