The Women of Colonial Latin America

Author: Susan Migden Socolow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316194000
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this second edition of her acclaimed volume, The Women of Colonial Latin America, Susan Migden Socolow has revised substantial portions of the book - incorporating new topics and illustrative cases that significantly expand topics addressed in the first edition; updating historiography; and adding new material on poor, rural, indigenous and slave women.

Urban Slavery in Colonial Mexico

Author: Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110841981X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Focuses on enslaved families and their social networks in the city of Puebla de los Ángeles in seventeenth century colonial Mexico.

The Body of the Conquistador

Author: Rebecca Earle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107693292
Format: PDF
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This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating.

The Caudillo of the Andes

Author: Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895677
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The story of Andrés de Santa Cruz, who lived during the turbulent transition from Spanish colonial rule to the founding of Peru and Bolivia.

In Search of an Inca

Author: Alberto Flores Galindo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521591341
Format: PDF
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This book examines how people in the Andean region have invoked the Incas to question and rethink colonialism and injustice.

Ambivalent Conquests

Author: Inga Clendinnen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521527316
Format: PDF, Docs
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A study of Mayan conversion in sixteenth-century Yucatan.

The Lords of Tetzcoco

Author: Bradley Benton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107190584
Format: PDF
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Tetzcoco was one of the most important cities of the prehispanic Aztec Empire. When the Spaniards arrived in 1519, the indigenous hereditary nobles that governed Tetzcoco faced both opportunities and challenges and were forced to adapt from the very moment of contact. This book examines how the city's nobility navigated this tumultuous period of conquest and colonialism, and negotiated a place for themselves under Spanish rule. Various forces and issues, such as changing access to economic resources, interethnic marriage, and intra-familial conflict, transformed Tetzcoco's ruling family into colonial subjects. Chapters in the book examine the various transformations that occurred over time to conclude with an overall understanding of how this city and its rulers were permanently changed after the Spanish conquest.

Daily Life in Colonial Latin America

Author: Ann Jefferson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313340706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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• Chronology of key developments in Latin American history, from the European arrival in 1492 to the independence period in the early 19th century • A glossary of roughly 50 terms, mostly Spanish or Portuguese, that are key to understanding daily life in the colonial era

Latin American Law

Author: M. C. Mirow
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292702325
Format: PDF
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"M.C. Mirow has set himself a difficult task, to contribute a one-volume introduction to Latin American law in English, and he has succeeded admirably." —Law and History Review "The impressive scope of this book makes it a major contribution to Latin American legal history. . . . This is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the legal history of the region, and it is essential reading for those seeking to understand the roots of contemporary Latin American politics and society." —Lauren Benton, New York University, author of Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 Private law touches every aspect of people's daily lives—landholding, inheritance, private property, marriage and family relations, contracts, employment, and business dealings—and the court records and legal documents produced under private law are a rich source of information for anyone researching social, political, economic, or environmental history. But to utilize these records fully, researchers need a fundamental understanding of how private law and legal institutions functioned in the place and time period under study. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction in either English or Spanish to private law in Spanish Latin America from the colonial period to the present. M. C. Mirow organizes the book into three substantial sections that describe private law and legal institutions in the colonial period, the independence era and nineteenth century, and the twentieth century. Each section begins with an introduction to the nature and function of private law during the period and discusses such topics as legal education and lawyers, legal sources, courts, land, inheritance, commercial law, family law, and personal status. Each section also presents themes of special interest during its respective time period, including slavery, Indian status, codification, land reform, and development and globalization.