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Expecting pears from an elm tree : Franciscan missions on the Chiriguano frontier in the heart of South America, 1830-1949

Author: Erick Detlef Langer
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franciscan missions were an influential aspect of frontier life in South America during the century after 1830, when newly established republics steadily imposed their jurisdiction over vast indigenous territories. Erick Langer explores the role of these missions among the Chiriguano people of the Bolivian Chaco.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Langer, Erick Detlef.
Expecting pears from an elm tree.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009006499
(OCoLC)309836146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erick Detlef Langer
ISBN: 9780822390916 0822390914 1283064936 9781283064934
OCLC Number: 434869152
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The "Chiriguano wars" : Indian warfare and the establishment of the missions --
The Franciscans --
Death and migration : the population decline of the missions --
Daily life and the development of mission culture --
Conversion, chiefs, and rebellions : relationships of power on the missions --
Missions and the frontier economy --
Outside relations and the decline of the missions --
From the Chaco war to secularization, 1932/1949 --
Comparisons.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Erick D. Langer.

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Analyzes one of the most important Catholic mission systems in republican-era Latin America.  Read more...

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"Culminating over a decade of research, Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree brings the republican-era Franciscan missions of the Chiriguania of southeastern Bolivia into the center of frontier history. Read more...

 
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