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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.Read more
- 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 CollegeSee more reviews
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: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108403467
- length: 362 pages
- dimensions: 250 x 179 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.77kg
- contains: 35 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of maps and in focus boxes
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
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