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A plague of sheep : environmental consequences of the conquest of Mexico

Author: Elinor G K Melville
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [1997]
Series: Studies in environment and history.
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This book is about the biological conquest of the New World. It explores the idea that the transformation of the biological regime associated with the introduction of Old World species into New World ecosystems enabled the conquest of indigenous populations and the domination of vast areas of rural space. It uses the sixteenth-century history of a region of highland central Mexico as a case study and focuses on the  Read more...
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Melville, Elinor G.K.
Plague of sheep.
Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93010662
(OCoLC)28021497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elinor G K Melville
ISBN: 9781139939225 113993922X
OCLC Number: 883127652
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Alien landscapes --
The Australian experience --
The Mexican case --
The conquest process --
The colonial regime.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Elinor G.K. Melville.
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Taking as a case study the sixteenth-century history of a region of highland central Mexico, this book is about the biological conquest of the New World.  Read more...

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