ISBN-10:
0822345048
ISBN-13:
9780822345046
Pub. Date:
08/19/2009
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree: Franciscan Missions on the Chiriguano Frontier in the Heart of South America, 1830-1949

Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree: Franciscan Missions on the Chiriguano Frontier in the Heart of South America, 1830-1949

by Erick D. Langer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822345046
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 08/19/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Erick D. Langer is Professor of History and core faculty at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of Economic Change and Rural Resistance in Southern Bolivia, 1880-1930; editor of Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America; and co-editor of The New Latin American Mission History.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1. The "Chiriguano Wars": Indian Warfare and the Establishment of the Missions 21

2. The Franciscans 61

3. Death and Migration: The Population Decline of the Missions 101

4. Daily Life and the Development of Mission Culture 126

5. Conversion, Chiefs, and Rebellions: Relationships of Power on the Missions 160

6. Missions and the Frontier Economy 196

7. Outside Relations and the Decline of the Missions 218

8. From the Chaco War to Secularization, 1932–1949 257

9. Comparions 270

Appendix: The Inauguration of Tiguipa Church (1902) 284

Glossary 289

Notes 291

Bibliography 337

Index 355

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Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree: Franciscan Missions on the Chiriguano Frontier in the Heart of South America, 1830-1949 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why can't it be the eight page, first book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Srry i havent been on lately. Happy belated birthday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its meh birthday!!!