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Latin America in Colonial Times

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  • Date Published: August 2018
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108416405

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  • Few milestones in human history are as momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. The fully revised textbook Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but informative new package, revealing how a new civilization and region - Latin America - emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic, and to the indigenous peoples whose lands were invaded. From the dawn of empires in the fifteenth century, through the conquest age of the sixteenth and to the end of empire in the nineteenth, the book combines broad brushstrokes with anecdotal details that bring the era to life. This new edition incorporates the newest scholarship on Spain, Portugal, and Atlantic Africa, in addition to Latin America itself, with indigenous and African views and women's experiences and contributions to colonial society highlighted throughout.

    • Pedagogical features include 'in focus' boxes and a glossary that includes pronunciation guides
    • With brief, easy-to-follow chapters, the text is written succinctly to appeal to busy students
    • Photographs, maps, and timelines are featured throughout the text to illustrate events
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    Praise for first edition: 'In its attention to the African contribution, and emphasis on the agency of actors at all levels of society and from all ethnic groups, Restall and Lane's work distinguishes itself from other broad histories of colonial Latin America. An excellent introduction to the region's historical complexity and diversity, this is an engaging survey sure to ignite interest among a broad array of students.' David T. Garrett, Reed College, Reed College

    Praise for first edition: 'Finally, a textbook that offers a broad panorama of colonial Latin American history as well as diverting asides into many of the fascinating anecdotes so loved by both students and instructors. Restall and Lane, among the liveliest and most engaging historians currently writing in this field, draw from the best of recent and classic historical scholarship to paint a dynamic portrait of colonial society, civilization, and religion, without neglecting politics or economics. Latin America in Colonial Times elegantly conveys the nuances of colonial Latin America, never neglecting the details of daily life that capture students' attention. Scholars may even learn something new outside their areas of study.' Nicole von Germeten, Oregon State University

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108416405
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 184 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 35 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and in focus boxes
    Acknowledgements
    Preface: the colonial crucible
    Part I. Before the Great Encounter:
    1. Native America
    2. Castile and Portugal
    3. Atlantic Africa
    Part II. The Long Conquest:
    4. The Iberian imperial dawn
    5. Native American empires
    6. The chain of conquest
    7. The incomplete conquest
    Part III. The Colonial Middle:
    8. Native communities
    9. Black communities
    10. The religious resistance
    11. Deviancy, discipline, and identity
    12. Daily life in the city and country
    Part IV. The Age of Change:
    13. War and reform
    14. Late-colonial life
    15. Independence
    Conclusion
    Index.

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    Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University
    Matthew Restall is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Latin American History and Director of Latin American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Since 1995 he has published some sixty articles and essays and twenty books. He has received fellowships from the NEH, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Leverhulme Trust in the UK. He edited Ethnohistory journal for a decade, and is now co-editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review and co-editor of the Cambridge Latin American Studies book series.

    Kris Lane, Tulane University, Louisiana
    Kris Lane is the France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University, Louisiana. He has also been Visiting Professor at the National University of Colombia, Bogotá (2005) and the University of Leiden, Netherlands (2010). He has written three books, and is the editor of the interdisciplinary journal Colonial Latin American Review and co-editor of the Cambridge book series Cambridge Latin American Studies. His current project, based on research funded by the Guggenheim Foundation, treats the turbulent history of seventeenth-century Potosí, Bolivia.

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