The seven essays that are contained in Mario Góngora's Studies in the Colonial History of Spanish America demonstrate his exceptional range as a historian.
Table of Contents
1. The Conquistadors and the Rewards of Conquest Bands of warriors in the Reconquest of Spain; 2. The Spanish Empire in the Indies: from Christendom to the System of Nation States; 3. The Institutions and Founding Ideas of the Spanish State in the Indies; 4. Trends in Colonial History and Changes in the Founding; 5. The Enlightenment, Enlightened Despotism and the Ideological Crisis in the Colonies; 6. The New World in Eschatological and Utopian Writings of the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries; 7. The Problem of Periodisation of Post-Columbian History.
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