Studies in the Colonial History of Spanish America

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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, as they run from the eve of discovery and conquest of the Indies to the end of the Spanish Empire, and connect matters as seemingly distant as the place of the New World in Spanish utopian thought and the humble workings of the native labour system. Professor Góngora draws on his own previous work on the theory and technique of conquest, showing its European precedents and context, and displaying the mastery of local detail that readers of his previous books will expect. In these essays he also reflects on the advances in scholarship that have been made in the last decades, and relates one monograph to another, one local study to a larger issue, practical developments and ideological currents, in a manner that will appeal not only to all students of the Spanish Empire and of Spain, but to historians of many different interests.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521102087
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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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