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The Colonial City: Imperial Mexico: the Viceregal Capital

D.A. BRADING

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter demonstrates that while Spain had a clear vision of what the conquered Aztec city should be, the city of the conquistadors was relatively short for it was soon transformed by its Creole ... 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


 Old World Precedents and New World Directions: Trans-Atlantic Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter continues the preceding discussion about Europe's rising star in its maritime expansion, describing repression of Indians in the transplant New Spain and Brazil. Strains soon ... More


Innocent Infants?: Indians and Domestic Violence in Colonial Mexico

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Focuses on 87 cases of spousal murder taking place in late colonial Mexico. In addition to shedding light on the circumstances and motives of the crimes, the discussion centers on the ethnic ... More


The “Origins of Backwardness”: Obstacles to Economic Development in the 19th Century

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 2 examines the five decades that go from Mexico's independence from Spain in the 1820s to the early 1870s, a period when there is consensus that the nation's current economic underdevelopment ... More


Entangled Spaces: Mapping Multiple Identities in Eighteenth-Century New Spain

Magali Carrera

in Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226422787
eISBN:
9780226422817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422817.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

By the end of the eighteenth century, various understandings of colonial land coexisted uneasily in New Spain. This is manifest in mapping practices that, while diverse in intention, format and ... More


The Legacy

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Adam Smith, the classical economist, called the discovery of America one of the “most important events in the history of mankind.” America's significance, he went on to say, lay not in its mines of ... More


The Cádiz Revolution

in “We Are Now the True Spaniards”: Sovereignty, Revolution, Independence, and the Emergence of the Federal Republic of Mexico, 1808-1824

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778305
eISBN:
9780804784634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778305.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter considers the great political revolution, focusing on the writing of the Constitution of 1812; the role of American, particularly novohispano, deputies in the Cortes Generales y ... More


The Cristo Comes to Life: Lived Religion in Colonial Mexico City

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1583 the Augustinian order moved the Cristo Aparecido to Mexico City where the image quickly became part of the religious life of urban, baroque Mexico. The belief among the friars and indigenous ... More


New Spain

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines New Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, focusing on the lowlands along the Gulf of Mexico where cattle ranching first became established. By the seventeenth ... More


The Events of 1809

in “We Are Now the True Spaniards”: Sovereignty, Revolution, Independence, and the Emergence of the Federal Republic of Mexico, 1808-1824

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778305
eISBN:
9780804784634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778305.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the events of 1809, which included the emergence of representative government in the Spanish Monarchy; the election of the novohispano deputy to the Junta Central Suprema y ... More


Two Revolutions

in “We Are Now the True Spaniards”: Sovereignty, Revolution, Independence, and the Emergence of the Federal Republic of Mexico, 1808-1824

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778305
eISBN:
9780804784634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778305.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the two revolutions—the political and the insurgency—that engulfed New Spain in 1810 and that occurred almost simultaneously. The political revolution sought to change the ... More


A Shared Political Culture

in “We Are Now the True Spaniards”: Sovereignty, Revolution, Independence, and the Emergence of the Federal Republic of Mexico, 1808-1824

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778305
eISBN:
9780804784634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778305.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

To comprehend the nature of political culture in late eighteenth-century New Spain, it is necessary to dispel misperceptions about the political system of the Spanish Monarchy and the political ... More


Ordering Cities: Urban Convents and Friars, 1570–1808

in Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the changing status of mendicant orders in New Spain between the late sixteenth and the end of the eighteenth century, focusing on their institutional presence in cities. It ... More


Law, Land, and Legal Rhetoric in Colonial New Spain: A Look at the Changing Rhetoric of Indigenous Americans in the Sixteenth Century

R. Jovita Baber

in Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire, 1500–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794850
eISBN:
9780199919291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794850.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the changing legal rhetoric of an indigenous community as it sought to assert land claims during the sixteenth century in the colonial Spanish courts. The community that I ... 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


Viceroy of New Spain

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia

in Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640792
eISBN:
9781469640815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640792.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On May 25, 1785, Bernardo de Gálvez arrived in New Spain as acting viceroy, and was confirmed shortly afterwards. Upon his arrival Gálvez adopted a new style of governance which made him very popular ... More


New Spain: Fighting the Apache

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia

in Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640792
eISBN:
9781469640815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640792.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter follows Bernardo de Gálvez’s first sojourn in America where he followed his uncle who was posted to the viceroyalty of New Spain (mainly today’s Mexico, Southwest of the United States ... More


Of a ship many leagues out to sea that caught fire which was miraculously extinguished.

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/9780813035406.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In September 1533, a ship in the midst of the Ocean Sea was proceeding in good weather with all sails set. It was en route from Spain to Santo Domingo under the mastership of Cristóbal Vara. It ... More


Defining Religions: Mendicant Connections and Disconnections in Urban Society

in Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the series of public issues that allied and divided the mendicant orders in New Spain. These issues include Bishop of Puebla Juan de Palafox y Mendoza's campaigns against ... More


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