Administrators of Empire

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1998-07 Hardcover Very Good Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p. Contains: Illustrations.

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A collection of articles originally published during the 1960s through the 1990s, illustrating the variety of imperial administrators and administrations of European expansion in the New World. Topics include the decline of royal authority in the viceroyalty of Peru, 1633-1700, government and elites in late colonial Mexico, magistry and society in colonial Brazil, English garrison government in Britain and America, and martial law and the revolution of 1689 in English America. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
1 Authority and Flexibility in the Spanish Imperial Bureaucracy 1
2 Bureaucrats 21
3 The Sale of Fiscal Offices and the Decline of Royal Authority in the Viceroyalty of Peru, 1633-1700 49
4 Creole Appointments and the Sale of Audiencia Positions in the Spanish Empire under the Early Bourbons, 1701-1750 73
5 Elites and Cadres in Bourbon Chile 93
6 Government and Elite in Late Colonial Mexico 113
7 Intendants and Cabildos in the Viceroyalty of La Plata, 1782-1810 139
8 Magistracy and Society in Colonial Brazil 165
9 Army and Empire: English Garrison Government in Britain and America, 1569-1763 181
10 Governors or Generals? A Note on Martial Law and the Revolution of 1689 in English America 213
11 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Secretary of Maryland: A Royal Placeman's Fortunes in America 225
12 Politics in New Hampshire under Governor Benning Wentworth, 1741-1767 249
13 Customs and Contentions: John Hatton of Salem and Cohansey, 1764-1776 279
14 Colonial Civil Servant and Counter-revolutionary: Thomas Irving (1738?-1800) in Boston, Charleston, and London 303
15 Jonathan Duncan: A Lesson in Administrative Survival 335
16 Politics, Patronage, and the Imperial Interest: Charles de Beauharnais's Disputes with Gilles Hocquart 343
Index 365
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