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Abascal and the Problem of Letters in Peru, 1806–1816

Mónica Ricketts.

in Who Should Rule?

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 13700 words.

The focus turns to Peru in this chapter, which offers an ideal case study for understanding the power struggles between the royal military and the republic of letters. One of the most...

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Adaptation

Jane E. Mangan.

in Transatlantic Obligations

February 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10426 words.

Chapter 5 begins with a discussion of indigenous family practices in Lima and Arequipa, such as indigenous marriage and dowries. It goes on to argue that many urban families in the...

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Agents and Powers

Bianca Premo.

in The Enlightenment on Trial

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 13016 words.

This chapter provides a synchronic overview of the papers, procedures, and payments associated with civil litigation in the eighteenth-century Spanish empire, with special attention to the...

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Alcohol in the Atlantic

David Carey Jr..

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 17555 words.

Dating from the earliest times in Latin America, alcohol has played a crucial social, economic, political, and cultural role. Often reserved for politico-religious leaders, alcohol was a...

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The Alphabetic Colonization of Amerindian Oral Ecologies in Early Brazil

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History. 14740 words.

Although it has received less scholarly attention than firearms, microbes, domestic animals and plants, market economy, and statecraft, alphabetic reading and writing was crucial in the...

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Ambivalent Cosmopolites

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 5483 words.

Long-standing doubts about universal benevolence came to the fore as the French Revolutionary Wars and the Haitian Revolution destabilized the Atlantic world. Some activists had always...

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Atrocity, Race, and Region in the Early Haitian Revolution: The Fond d’Icaque Rising

David Geggus.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Revolutions and Rebellions. 9526 words.

Set within a larger analysis of class relations in the Haitian Revolution, this is a microhistory that intersects with several important themes in the revolution: rumor, atrocity, the...

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Aztec Apocalypse, 1519–1521

Ross Hassig.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 18382 words.

The Conquest of Mexico is typically explained in terms of European military superiority, and although this offered an advantage to the forces arrayed against the Aztecs, it was merely part...

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Basques in the Atlantic World, 1450–1824

Xabier Lamikiz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism. 10758 words.

Basques formed a minority ethnic group whose diaspora had a significant impact on the history of colonial Latin America. Basques from the four Spanish or peninsular Basque territories—the...

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Being and Becoming

Bianca Premo.

in The Enlightenment on Trial

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 15691 words.

Historians have long noted that a defining feature of Spanish imperial slave law was the right slaves possessed to sue their masters. This chapter historicizes that right in the civil...

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