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Latin America in Colonial Times
     

Latin America in Colonial Times

by Matthew Restall, Kris Lane
 

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ISBN-10: 0521132606

ISBN-13: 9780521132602

Pub. Date: 11/30/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few milestones in human history are as dramatic and momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but scholarly new package, revealing how a new civilization – Latin America – emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention

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Few milestones in human history are as dramatic and momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but scholarly new package, revealing how a new civilization – Latin America – emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic, and to the indigenous peoples whose lands were invaded. From the dawn of empires in the fifteenth century, through the conquest age of the sixteenth, to the end of empire in the nineteenth, Latin America in Colonial Times combines broad brush strokes with the anecdotal details that bring the era to life.

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ISBN-13:
9780521132602
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
301,479
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Before the Great Encounter: 1. Native America; 2. Castile and Portugal; 3. Atlantic Africa; Part II. The Long Conquest: 4. The Iberian imperial dawn; 5. Native American empires; 6. The chain of conquest; 7. The incomplete conquest; Part III. The Colonial Middle: 8. Native communities; 9. Black communities; 10. The religious renaissance; 11. Defining deviancy; 12. Daily life in city and country; Part IV. The Age of Change: 13. War and reform; 14. Late-colonial times; 15. Independence; Conclusion: the Latin American puzzle.

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