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Bankruptcy of empire : Mexican silver and the wars between Spain, Britain, and France, 1760-1810

Author: Carlos Marichal
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge Latin American studies, 91.
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This book emphasizes that the Spanish empire remained the third most important European state in terms of fiscal income and naval power, and first in size of territorial empire, particularly because of its colonies in Spanish America. The Spanish crown was involved in four wars with Great Britain and two wars with France during the decades 1760-1810. Colonial Mexico financed most of these wars by remitting silver in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marichal, Carlos.
Bankruptcy of empire.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007017750
(OCoLC)123968535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Marichal
ISBN: 9780511508080 0511508085
OCLC Number: 368355971
Awards: Winner of Jaime Vicens Vives Prize for best book on Latin America and Spain published in 2007/2008, awarded by the Spanish Economic History Association 2009
Winner of A. H. Jones Prize from the Economic History Association of the United States for 'Best book on the Economic History of North America' published in 2006/2007 2008
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Resurgence of the Spanish empire: Bourbon Mexico as submetropolis, 1763-1800 --
An imperial tax state: the fiscal rigors of colonialism --
Imperial wars and loans from new Spain, 1780-1800 --
The royal church and the finances of the viceroyalty --
Napoleon and Mexican silver, 1805-1808 --
Between Spain and America: the royal treasury and the Gordon & Murphy consortium, 1806-1808 --
Mexican silver for the Cortes of Cádiz and the war against Napoleon, 1808-1811 --
The rebellion of 1810, colonial debts, and bankruptcy of New Spain --
Conclusions: the financial collapse of viceroyalty and monarchy.
Series Title: Cambridge Latin American studies, 91.
Responsibility: Carlos Marichal.

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This book examines the expenditures of the imperial wars, which were so great that they eventually bankrupted the monarchy in Spain.  Read more...

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