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Financial Folly and Spain’s Black Legend

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This epilogue argues that Castile was solvent throughout Philip II's reign. A complex web of contractual obligations designed to ensure repayment governed the relationship between the king and his ... More


‘What is the matter with yowe Christen men?’: English Colonial Literature, 1555–1625

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which various forms of colonial literature—from the reign of Mary to that of James I—were forced to reflect upon the enterprises they were encouraging, and to ... More


Afterword What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?

Walter D. Mignolo

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0016
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the Black Legend and its relation to race. It explains that the Black Legend emerged as part of the racial organization of the world and ... More


Introduction

Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the Black Legend. It suggests that the Black Legend was created when Spain's enemies took Spain's own internal debates ... More


Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The phrase “The Black Legend” was coined in 1912 by a Spanish journalist in protest of the characterization of Spain by other Europeans as a backward country defined by ignorance, superstition, and ... More


The Black Legend and Global Conspiracies: Spain, the Inquisition, and the Emerging Modern World

Irene Silverblatt

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the history of Spain and the Inquisition in relation to the Black Legend. It argues that contrary to Black Legend propaganda, the Spanish Inquisition was a modern institution ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Spain and the Cultural Map of Interwar Europe

Gayle Rogers

in Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199914975
eISBN:
9780199980192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914975.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction lays out the historical origins of the “Spanish problem,” considered both by Spanish and non-Spanish figures. I argue that this “problem” bears critically on how we write modernist ... More


Blackening “the Turk” in Roger Ascham's a Report of Germany

Linda Bradley Salamon

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter analyzes Roger Ascham's narration of Turkish conduct in his unfinished 1553 A Report of Germany. It comments on the tone and diction of Ascham in the Black Legend about racialized ... More


Rereading Theodore De Bry's Black Legend

Patricia Gravatt

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Dutchman Theodore de Bry's work titled America which became a major purveyor of images of the New World for Europeans. It explains that Bry's book is generally assumed to be a ... More


West of Eden: American Gold, Spanish Greed, and the Discourses of English Imperialism

Edmund Valentine Campos

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the complications inherent in England's belatedness in New World conquest and most particularly its envy of Spanish gold. It traces England's envious emulation of Spain with ... More


The View of the Empire from the Altepetl: Nahua Historical and Global Imagination

Silver Moon and Michael Ennis

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the specific case of postconquest Nahua politics, culture, and intellectual traditions in order to demonstrate the ways the Nahuas conceptualized colonialism and global ... More


Discipline and Love: Linschoten and the Estado da Índia

Carmen Nocentelli

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the creation of the Portuguese Black Legend by Dutch traveler Jan Huygen van Linschoten in his 1596 book “Itinerario.” In this book van Linschoten described a marked decline in ... More


Jenkins’s Earthly Afterlife

Andrew Paxman

in Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190455743
eISBN:
9780190651183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455743.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Jenkins lived on in both a Black Legend, whereby leftists memorialized him as a grasping gringo, and a White Legend, whereby his Mary Street Jenkins Foundation perpetuated his repute as a ... More


The Roots of Musical Pan Americanism

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter surveys north-south relations apropos the 1891 essay Nuestra América (Our America) by the Cuban patriot José Martí, who defended a broader, more equitable concept of “America” and ... More


Commandant St. Ange de Bellerive

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Louis St. Ange de Bellerive's time as commandant at St. Louis. As of the spring of 1765, no government existed at what would eventually become St. Louis. This would change by ... More


Domestication

Timothy Alborn

in All That Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190603519
eISBN:
9780190603540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

After surveying early-modern gold extraction and export from the New World, this chapter discusses the contrasts Britons developed between their own and Iberia’s encounters with gold during the three ... More


Kidnapped, Jailed, Vilified

Andrew Paxman

in Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190455743
eISBN:
9780190651183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455743.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1919, rebels seeking to discredit President Carranza kidnapped Jenkins, but once his friends had paid the ransom he found himself jailed for having concocted the episode, a move that outraged ... More


Imagining the Conquest: A Deep History of British Plots against Havana

Elena A. Schneider

in The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645353
eISBN:
9781469645377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645353.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 1 gives a history of British expansion into Caribbean waters claimed by Spain and developing conflict over commercial access to and political control over the island of Cuba. A deep-seated ... More


Introduction: “ China”

Kristina Bross

in Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665135
eISBN:
9780190665166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665135.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Historiography

The introduction considers the stakes and theoretical interventions of Future History. It reviews recent critical moves to consider American and English cultural productions from a global ... More


Roger Barlow, Robert Thorne, & Hakluyt’s Project

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter examines how John Dee’s promotion of Robert Thorne’s writings and Richard Hakluyt’s inclusion and manipulation of these texts in his publications ensured that Thorne, like Sebastian ... More


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