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Letters and people of the Spanish Indies, sixteenth century

Author: James Lockhart; Enrique Otte
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Series: Cambridge Latin American studies, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a selection of translated public and private letters, written by Spanish officials, merchants, and ordinary settlers, aiming to illuminate the panorama of sixteenth-century Spanish American settler society and its genres of correspondence. Letters written by Native Americans, a few of whom at this time were beginning to practice European-style letter-writing, are also included. It is hoped that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lockhart; Enrique Otte
ISBN: 0521208831 9780521208833 0521099900 9780521099905
OCLC Number: 1863319
Description: xiii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: [pt. 1:] Conquest. Conquest in the personal view --
A standard conqueror's report --
The woman as conqueror --
The merchant and the conquest of Peru --
The merchant and the conquest of Mexico --
The non-hero --
The successful conqueror --
The unsuccessful conqueror --
The conqueror-governor --
The conqueror in jail --
[pt. 2:] The variety of life in the Indies. An encomendero's establishment --
An encomendero's opinions --
The miner --
Commerce across the Atlantic --
The professor of theology --
The new arrival --
The tanner and his wife --
The troubadour --
The nephew --
The garden and the gate --
The woman as settler --
The farmer --
The petty dealer --
The Flemish tailors --
The nobleman --
The Hispanized Indian --
Indian high society --
An Indian town addresses the king --
[pt. 3:] Officials and clerics. How a governor operates --
Alarm and drastic remedies : A viceroy's view of New Spain --
The concerns of a judge --
Bishop and the governor --
A bishop's affairs --
Franciscans and the Indians --
The Dominican attack --
The Franciscan reply --
The petty administrator --
The parish priest.
Series Title: Cambridge Latin American studies, 22.
Responsibility: translated and edited by James Lockhart and Enrique Otte.
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The public and private letters of merchants which present a lively panorama of early life in Spanish-American society.  Read more...

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