Grant Barrett vze36g5m at VERIZON.NET
Sun Jan 6 17:15:35 UTC 2002

On 1/6/02 03:54, "Rudolph C Troike" <rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU> wrote:

> I saw an item on CNN (I think it was) the other day that said the pin~ata,
> which in this country is quintessentially associated with Mexico, was
> originally brought to Europe from China, and found its way to Spain and
> thence to the colonies. Given this history, unless it goes by a different
> name in Spain, one would expect a much earlier citation in some British
> source (unless travel writing did not come into vogue until the 19th
> century).

Considering that trade was established between China and Mexico (usually via
Manila) as early as the 16th century, this could have happened without the
concept passing through Europe.

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