Essays discuss the Native peoples of Latin America and the effect of the European conquest on their cultures, the development of colonial societies, and the establishment of the Catholic Church in the Americas.
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List of maps; Note on currency and measurement; Abbreviations; General preface; Preface to volumes 1 and 2; Part I. America on the Eve of the Conquest: 1. Mesoamerica before 1519 Miguel Leon-Portilla; 2. The Indians of the Caribbean and Circum-Caribbean at the end of the fifteenth century Mary W. Helms; 3. Andean societies before 1532 John Murra; 4. The Indians of southern South America in the middle of the sixteenth century Jorge Hildalgo; 5. The Indians of Brazil in 1500 John Hemming; A note on the native American population on the eve of the European invasions Leslie Bethell; Part II. Europe and America: 6. The Spanish Conquest and settlement of America J. H. Elliott; 7. The Indian and Spanish conquest Nathan Wachtel; 8. The Portuguese settlement of Brazil, 1500-1580 H. B. Johnson; 9. Spain and America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries J. H. Elliott; 10. Spain and America: the Atlantic trade 1492-1720 Murdo J. MacLeod; 11. Bourbon Spain and its American empire D. A. Brading; 12. Portugal and Brazil: political and economic structures of empire, 1580-1750 Frederic Mauro; 13. Portugal and Brazil: imperial re-organization, 1750-1808 Andree Mansuy-Diniz Silva; Part III. The Church in America: 14. The Catholic church in colonial Spanish America Josep M. Barnadas; 15. The Catholic church in colonial Brazil Eduardo Hoornaert; Bibliographical essays; Index.
Series: The Cambridge History of Latin America 12 Volume Hardback Set : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 666
Published: 1st January 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.98