Early Latin America
A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil
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Early Latin America by James Lockhart
Book DescriptionThis book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the gaining of independence by the Spanish American countries and Brazil (approximately 1492-1825). It is both an introduction for the student at the college level and a provisionally updated synthesis of the quickly changing field for the more experienced reader. The authors' aim is not only to treat colonial Brazil and colonial Spanish America in a single volume, something rarely done, but also to view early Latin America as one unit with a centre and peripheries, all parts of which were characterized by variants of the same kinds of change, regardless of national and imperial borders. The authors integrate both the older and the newer historical literature, seeing legal, institutional, and political phenomena within a social, economic, and cultural context. They incorporate insights from other disciplines and newer techniques of historical research, but eschew jargon or technical concepts. The approach of the book, with its emphasis on broad social and economic trends across large areas and long time periods, does much to throw light on Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521299299
(216mm x 138mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Lockhart
Early Latin America, Hardback (September 1983)
This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period 1492-1825.
Letters and People of the Spanish Indies, Paperback (March 1976)» View all books by James Lockhart
The public and private letters of merchants which present a lively panorama of early life in Spanish-American society.
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