Historiography of New Spain

Kevin Terraciano and Lisa Sousa

in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195166217
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

Historiography of New Spain


This article discusses intellectual, legal, urban, environmental, economic, and religious history and studies of Spaniards, blacks, and slavery in New Spain. The largest section deals with the Amerindian population, particularly with a corpus of historical studies that, employing indigenous-language sources, have unveiled the long-term survival and adaptation of native culture after the European conquest.

Keywords: Spaniards; blacks; slavery; New Spain; Amerindian population

Article.  20593 words. 

Subjects: History ; Methods and Historiography

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