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Conquest and survival in colonial Guatemala : a historical geography of the Cuchumatán Highlands, 1500-1821

Author: W George Lovell
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Exposes the colonial roots of problems at the heart of Guatemala's ongoing political crises

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W George Lovell
ISBN: 0773527419 9780773527416
OCLC Number: 58051691
Description: xvii, 302 : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Geography and the Past --
Part One: the Regional Setting --
Physical and Human Geography --
Part Two: Contact and Conquest (1500-1541) --
The Cultural Landscape on the Eve of Spanish Conquest --
Conquest and Subjugation by Imperial Spain --
The Cuchumatin Population at Spanish Contact --
Part Three: the Colonial Experience (1541-1821) --
In Pursuit of Order: Congregacidn and the Administration of Empire --
Economic Demands and Ethnic Relations: Spanish Control of the Indian Population --
Working the Land: Landholding Patterns and the Agriculture Economy --
Collapse and Recovery: Demographic Change in the Native Population --
Refuge in the Mountains --
Quincentennial Reflections --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: W. George Lovell.
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"This is an excellent book in all respects ... Lovell's book remains an important resource on Guatemala and in the impact of the Spanish presence on The New World's native populations." Journal of Read more...

 
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