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Jesuit Missions and Private Property, Commerce, and Guaraní Economic Initiative

Julia Sarreal.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Colonialism and Imperialism. 9732 words.

The mission economy supported tens of thousands of Guaraní Indians and made the Jesuit reducciones (1609 to 1767) the most populous and financially prosperous of all the missions among...

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Sacrilege, Profanation, and the Appropriation of Sacred Power in New Spain

Luis R. Corteguera.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Colonialism and Imperialism. 8833 words.

Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Inquisition in New Spain tried individuals for a broad range of sacrilegious acts against religious objects, including spitting, trampling,...

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The Spanish Language in Latin America since Independence

Ilan Stavans.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Intellectual History. 6792 words.

The Spanish language arrived in Latin America as a tool of Iberian colonization. Indigenous languages struggled to survive under the implacable presence of an imperial tongue serving not...

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