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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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Biography of a Colonial Document

Sylvia Sellers-García.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism. 7881 words.

What can we learn about the documents we work with if we incorporate a study of document creation, travel, and storage into the consideration of document content? Some well-known documents,...

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The Cádiz Constitution in the Atlantic World

Natalia Sobrevilla Perea.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Revolutions and Rebellions; Colonialism and Imperialism. 9782 words.

On 19 March 1812, representatives from across the Hispanic Monarchy put forward a constitution in the Spanish port city of Cádiz. This foundational document was a response to their king’s...

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Cartography and European Expansion and Consolidation in Colonial Spanish America, 1500–1700

Carla Lois.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism. 8900 words.

During the period of European expansion and consolidation (1500–1700) Mapping the world during the European expansion and consolidation (1500–1700) was a challenging intellectual activity...

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The Colonial Economy of New Spain

Jeremy Baskes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism. 15629 words.

For three centuries New Spain was one of the great jewels of Spain’s colonial empire, producing wealth for immigrants and the Crown. The brunt of the labor was performed by indigenous...

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Colonial Elites: Planters and Land Nobility in 17th- and 18th-Century Brazil

João Fragoso and Thiago Krause.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism. 9069 words.

Portuguese colonists carried their conceptions of social organization to the Americas. Their ideal was to “live like a gentleman,” that is, to own land and command laborers in order to...

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Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

Competing Spanish and Indigenous Jurisdictions in Early Colonial Lima

Karen B. Graubart.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 11358 words.

Spanish legal organization required that political communities be represented by a concejo or cabildo, which used customary law to determine and enforce the common good. In the Spanish...

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Contextualizing the Popol Wuj from Friar Ximénez to the Digital Age

Néstor Quiroa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 10384 words.

Regarded as an ethnohistorical treasure, the Popol Wuj narrative has been read exclusively as a freestanding, self-contained text used to inquire into a history far removed from when it was...

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Cultural Institutions of the Brazilian Empire

Lilia Katri Moritz Schwarcz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Intellectual History. 7652 words.

This article provides a larger panorama of the cultural politics of the Brazilian Empire during the 19th century and following the long Second Reign of Pedro II. The central figure of the...

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The Culture of a Multi-Ethnic Colony

Sonya Lipsett-Rivera.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 9546 words.

The very nature of Spanish colonization meant that New Spain brought together people from different cultures, ethnicities, religions, and attitudes. Mexico City was the meeting place of all...

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Digital Resources: Colonial Nahuatl in Central America

Sergio Romero.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Public History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 5132 words.

Nahuatl is the Latin American indigenous language having the largest number of colonial documents. As with other colonial documents, the study of these manuscripts requires mastery of the...

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Digital Resources: Guaman Poma’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno

Rolena Adorno.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History; Public History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 8622 words.

Recorded in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2007, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615) offers remarkable glimpses into ancient Andean institutions...

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Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor

Rory T. Cornish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; African History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1181 words.

Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor, was born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland, the eighth but second surviving child of Francis Ellis (1683–1773), landowner,...

Exile in 19th-Century Haiti

Matthew J. Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Colonialism and Imperialism. 7670 words.

Of the many conditions pronounced that have been strongly featured in the Caribbean experience since the ending of slavery in the 19th century, exile ranks as one of the most profound. Its...

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Foreign Travelers in Mexico

James A. Garza.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 10457 words.

The history of foreign travel to Mexico has been dependent on the country’s political, economic, and social conditions. Travel restrictions, banditry, the condition of transportation routes...

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Huguenots in the Atlantic

Bryan A. Banks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; International History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 6362 words.

Huguenots refer to the group of French Calvinists in France, those expelled from France into the wider European, Atlantic, and global diaspora, and those descendant from either of the first...

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Indigenous Intellectuals in Colonial Latin America

David Tavárez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Intellectual History. 11608 words.

The epistemic assumptions, methods, and rhetoric employed by colonial indigenous intellectuals in Latin America were based on preconquest intellectual labor and literacy systems. These...

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Indigenous Portraits and Casta Paintings in the Spanish Americas

Dana Leibsohn and Meha Priyadarshini.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Latin American History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 10548 words.

For historians of the Spanish Americas indigenous portraits and casta paintings offer two distinctive lenses for understanding the relationships between indigeneity and colonialism. Both...

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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. 9659 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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