Government and Governance of Empires, 1450-1800

Overview

This two-volume set comprises Volume 21 of An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450-1800. The 36 essays focus on colonial institutions for government and governance. Following a lengthy introduction, Part I discusses topics such as the Portuguese empire (Lisbon slave houses and African trade, law and international relations, forced acculturation in Portuguese, the Goa Rendas, trade in the Indian Ocean, the capitation tax of 1735, the reorganization of the Royal Fisc, and the military and ...
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Overview

This two-volume set comprises Volume 21 of An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450-1800. The 36 essays focus on colonial institutions for government and governance. Following a lengthy introduction, Part I discusses topics such as the Portuguese empire (Lisbon slave houses and African trade, law and international relations, forced acculturation in Portuguese, the Goa Rendas, trade in the Indian Ocean, the capitation tax of 1735, the reorganization of the Royal Fisc, and the military and society in Bahia); and the Spanish empire (the Council of the Indies in the late 18th century, the institutional framework and intendant system in Spanish America, the army of new Spain, and Peruvian military under the later Bourbons). Part II covers the French empire (colonial trade policies late in the reign of Louis XIV, the office of intendant, the elective council of Quebec of 1657, the Superior Council of French Louisiana, and government and private interests, military organizations, administration, and representative assemblies in New France); and the British empire (the 17th and 18th century Privy Council, the Board of Trade and London, His Majesty's council, Bermuda, the role of the lower houses of assembly in 18th century politics, the general assembly of the Leeward Islands, financial administration in Barbados, the courts in the American colonies, and indirect rule. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860785309
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Series: Expanding World Series
  • Pages: 940
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.65 (h) x 3.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
General Editor's Preface xv
Introduction xix
Part I
Portuguese Empire
1 The Lisbon Slave House and African Trade, 1486-1521 1
2 The Estado da India in Southeast Asia: Administration, Law and International Relations 17
3 The Indian Directorate: Forced Acculturation in Portuguese America, 1757-1799 51
4 Indigenous Dominance in a Colonial Economy: The Goa Rendas, 1600-1670 83
5 Trade in the Indian Ocean and the Portuguese System of Cartazes 97
6 Fiscal Policy and Royal Sovereignty in Minas Gerais: The Capitation Tax of 1735 113
7 The Reorganization of the Royal Fisc 137
8 The Military and Society in Bahia, 1800-1821 171
Spanish Empire
9 The Council of the Indies in the Late Eighteenth Century: A New Perspective 193
10 The Institutional Framework of Colonial Spanish America 213
11 The Intendant System in Spanish America 227
12 La Real Audiencia de Buenos Aires y la administracion de justicia en lo criminal en el interior del virreinato 265
13 Organizacion y funcionamiento de las cajas reales de Guayaquil en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII 287
14 The Reorganization of the Army of New Spain, 1763-1766 325
15 The Changing Racial and Administrative Structure of the Peruvian Military Under the Later Bourbons 357
Part II
French Empire
16 La Direction de la Nouvelle-France par le Ministere de la Marine 375
17 Colonial Trade Policies Late in the Reign of Louis XIV 395
18 The Administration of New France 409
19 The Office of Intendant in New France: A Study in French Colonial Policy 421
20 The Elective Council of Quebec of 1657 445
21 Representative Assemblies in New France 455
22 The Functions of the Council 463
23 From Law Court to Local Government: Metamorphosis of the Superior Council of French Louisiana 495
24 Government and Private Interests in New France 519
25 Military Organization in New France 533
26 Les troupes des colonies 545
British Empire
27 The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Privy Council in its Relations with the Colonies 559
28 The Board of Trade and London American Interest Groups in the Eighteenth Century 575
29 His Majesty's Council 593
30 The Role of the Lower Houses of Assembly in Eighteenth-Century Politics 631
31 The Procedure of the Virginia House of Burgesses 655
32 The Governor, the Council and Assembly in Bermuda during the First Half of the Eighteenth Century 685
33 The General Assembly of the Leeward Islands 701
34 Financial Administration in Barbados 721
35 The Courts in the American Colonies 743
36 Indirect Rule in the British Empire: The Foundations of the Residency System in India, 1764-1858 781
Index 817
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