Colonial Latin America / Edition 8

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A concise, comprehensive study of the Iberian colonies in the New World from the pre-conquest through European exploration and colonization to the wars of independence in the early 19th century. This third edition includes an expanded discussion of the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas, along with recent research on popular culture and economy. An extremely well-balanced study. 32 figures. 31 photos. 5 maps. 400 pp.

"Textbook intended for college survey courses incorporates recent scholarship of much value for more advanced students. Uses standard political and economic approach enhanced by sharply focused sections on labor, the Church, and social life"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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"This is the text for Colonial Latin American history by which all other texts are measured. The writing is excellent."--Stanley E. Blake, The Ohio State University at Lima

"Colonial Latin America offers students the proper balance between quantity of information and accessibility. This venerable text has been successful because it works."--Glenn A. Chambers, Texas A&M University

"It is encouraging to see the detail being given to the role of women, the African presence in Latin America, and the Native American experience in Colonial Latin America. It is the best text that I have seen that deals with these subjects. I also commend the ways in which the authors have interwoven the history of non-elites and racial and ethnic minorities so that the work reads as an inclusive history rather than a history of Europeans in Latin America with women, black, and natives seen as ancillary to the narrative."--Robert J. Ferry, University of Colorado-Boulder

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199865888
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 257,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Burkholder is Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Lyman L. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Table of Contents

1 Iberia and America Before the Conquest 1
2 The Age of Conquest 44
3 Ruling New World Empires 83
4 Population and Labor 111
5 Production, Exchange, and Defense 144
6 The Social Economy: Societies of Caste and Class 182
7 The Family and Society 212
8 Living in an Empire 235
9 Imperial Expansion 280
10 Crisis and Collapse 338
A Note on Periodical Literature 391
Glossary 392
Illustration Sources and Credits 396
Monarchs of Spain and Portugal 398
Index 399
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