A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico by Elinor G. K. Melville | 9780521420617 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico

A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico

by Elinor G. K. Melville
     
 

ISBN-10: 052142061X

ISBN-13: 9780521420617

Pub. Date: 03/24/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Taking as a case study the sixteenth century history of a region of highland central Mexico, this text reveals how the environmental and social changes brought about by the introduction of Old World grazing species aided European expansion by enabling the Spanish takeover of land.

Overview

Taking as a case study the sixteenth century history of a region of highland central Mexico, this text reveals how the environmental and social changes brought about by the introduction of Old World grazing species aided European expansion by enabling the Spanish takeover of land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521420617
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/24/1994
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Alien landscapes; 3. The Australian experience; 4. The Mexican case; 5. The conquest process; 6. The colonial regime; Appendix 1. Sub-areas; Appendix 2. Sources for population estimates; Appendix 3. Sources for land holding and land use; Abbreviations; Glossary; Bibliography.

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