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Colombia before Independence : Economy, Society, and Politics under Bourbon Rule - Anthony McFarlane

Colombia before Independence

Economy, Society, and Politics under Bourbon Rule

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Published: 26th November 1993
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This book describes and analyzes economic and political developments in Colombia during the final century of Spanish rule. Its purpose is threefold: first, to provide a general portrait of Colombian society during the late colonial period, showing the character of economic, social, and political life in the territory's principal regions; second, to assess the impact on the region of European imperialist expansion during the eighteenth century; and third, to provide a context for understanding the causes of independence. The book offers the only available survey of Colombian history and historiography for this period.

"McFarlane's masterful synthesis is acheived by a thorough and careful reading of the available historiography and by extensive research in Spanish and Colombian archives." American Historical Review "With data drawn from years of patient investigations in archives of Bogota, Madrid, and Seville, [McFarlane] has synthesized and expanded upon the published and unpublished works of Colombian, North American and British scholars to provide a brilliant portrait of eighteenth-century New Grenada." Jane M. Rausch, Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Introduction
Foundations
Economy and Society In Eighteenth-Century New Granada
Regions and Resources
Mining Frontiers and the Gold Economy
The Economics of Bourbon Colonialism: New Granada and Atlantic Economy
New Granada and the Spanish Mercantile System, 1700-1778
Commerce and Economy in the Age of Imperial Free Trade, 1778-1796
Merchants and Monopoly
The Politics of Bourbon Colonialism: Reconstructing the Colonial State
Renovation: The Establishment of the Viceroyalty
Innovation: The Visita General and its impact
Government and Politics
Power, Politics, and Protest
Science and Sedition
Crisis in the Colonial Order
War and the Weakening of the Colonial Order
The Fall of Royal Government
Epilogue
Appendices
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521416412
ISBN-10: 0521416418
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 26th November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68