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Taxes, Debts, and Institutions

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/9780691151496.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the fiscal institutions and borrowing instruments available to the Crown. The Castilian portfolio of fiscal and financial instruments was remarkably complete for its time. The ... More


Spanish Politics and Government

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter seeks to show that defence and foreign policy issues mattered to ‘public opinion’, and that they impacted upon the domestic political tensions – associated above all with the ambitions ... More


How Fighting Ended in the Aztec Empire and its Surrender to the Europeans

Ross Hassig

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Aztec empire never surrendered. In early flower wars fought to demonstrate military prowess, surrenders were feasible among nobles but not in normal imperial wars. Individually, surrender is ... More


Juan Donoso Cortés and the “Sickness” of the Liberal State

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the role of political theorist Juan Donoso Cortes on the emergence of modern totalitarianism. It provides background information on Cortes' education and his career during the ... More


The Communists in Isolation

David Wingeate Pike

in In the Service of Stalin: The Spanish Communists in Exile, 1939-1945

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203155
eISBN:
9780191675751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203155.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the ‘Antwerp Conference’: the PSUC versus the PCE; the PSUC applying to the Comintern for admission; the Politburo meeting in Toulouse following the Casado coup; the Cortes ... More


A Tale of Two Empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great

Brian Bosworth

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

There are similarities between the conquests of Alexander the Great and those of the Spaniards in Central America. In both cases, the spectacular campaigns of a handful of years changed the political ... More


Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

David Yetman and Thomas Van Devender

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. Traditional Mayo knowledge is ... More


The Fall of Catalonia

Burnett Bolloten

in The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624464
eISBN:
9781469624488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624464.003.0062
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is an account of the circumstances leading to the fall of Catalonia in February 1939, such as a breakdown of the logistical support offered by the Soviets and the dreams of a postwar ... More


How Licentiate Alonso Zuazo's Caravel was Wrecked on the Alacranes Islands with Almost Fifty-five or Sixty Persons, of Whom Seventeen Miraculously Escaped with him; and of Many Things that Happened on this Voyage and Shipwreck. To Avoid Overtiring the Reader, this Chapter will be Divided Into Thirty-nine Paragraphs or Parts.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

It is well known that since the year 1518 Hernán Cortés was in New Spain. Also well known is how Adelantado Francisco de Garay, governor of the island of Jamaica, was granted the governorship and ... More


Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Grismer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true ... More


General Introduction

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Baja California's ecological transformations and diverse climactic regimes have contributed to its biotic diversity. This book examines the physiographic nature of Baja California to provide better ... More


“Under Rivera’s Guidance,” 1929–1931

Robert W. Cherny

in Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040788
eISBN:
9780252099243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040788.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

When Arnautoff’’s student visa was expiring, Stackpole arranged an introduction to Diego Rivera, and Victor, Lydia, and their two sons spent 1929-1931 in Mexico. There Arnatuoff assisted Rivera at ... More


The Divided Self

John Kekes

in Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We have a present self with which we are dissatisfied and aim at a future self that would be better. The conflicts between them are permanent problems in our evaluative framework. Aiming at an ... More


Dangerous Distance: A Visita by Archbishop Cortés y Larraz

Sylvia Sellers-García

in Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Periphery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787055
eISBN:
9780804788823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787055.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the late 1760s, Guatemalan Archbishop Pedro Cortés y Larraz traveled for several months throughout the Kingdom of Guatemala, visiting every parish in the archdiocese. The resulting document, a ... More


Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Susan Schroeder (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769488
eISBN:
9780804775069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769488.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés' conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's ... More


Marian Conquistadors and Lay Evangelists

Amy G. Remensnyder

in La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199892983
eISBN:
9780199388868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, World Early Modern History

Mary had many devotees among early sixteenth-century conquistadors. In the Caribbean and in Mesoamerica, they would call on Mary for help in battles with New World peoples, thus continuing medieval ... More


Government and Politics

Christopher Storrs

in The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300216899
eISBN:
9780300225235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300216899.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses both the overhaul of central and local government in Philip V’s Spain and the elements of continuity with the Habsburg era. It also discusses the role of king, queen, and ... More


Conquering Cannibals: Spaniards, Mayas, and Aztecs in Mexico

Kelly L. Watson

in Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814763476
eISBN:
9780814760499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814763476.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Spain under the leadership of Hernán Cortés, and the place of cannibalism in the discourse on the conquest of Mexico. Spanish used ... More


The History of Chimalpahin's “Conquista” Manuscript

Susan Schroeder

in Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769488
eISBN:
9780804775069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769488.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the history of the Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México manuscript of Nahua historian Chimalpahin. It explains that La Conquista was Francisco López de Gómara's account ... More


Francisco López de Gómara and La conquista de México

Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera

in Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769488
eISBN:
9780804775069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769488.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Francisco López de Gómara's work on Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México. It suggests that López de Gómara's relationship with Hernando Cortés was one of the key ... More


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