A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico / Edition 1

A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico / Edition 1

by Elinor G. K. Melville
     
 

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. See more details below

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:
9780521574488
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(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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