The colonial Spanish-American city : urban life in the age of Atlantic capitalism

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The colonial Spanish-American city : urban life in the age of Atlantic capitalism

by Jay Kinsbruner

University of Texas Press, 2005

  • : pbk
  • : cloth

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-171) and index

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: cloth ISBN 9780292706217

内容説明

The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and opportunity, although not for everyone. In this authoritative work, Jay Kinsbruner draws on many sources to offer the first history and interpretation in English of the colonial Spanish-American city. After an overview of pre-Columbian cities, he devotes chapters to many important aspects of the colonial city, including its governance and administrative structure, physical form, economy, and social and family life. Kinsbruner's overarching thesis is that the Spanish-American city evolved as a circumstance of trans-Atlantic capitalism. Underpinning this thesis is his view that there were no plebeians in the colonial city. He calls for a class interpretation, with an emphasis on the lower-middle class. His study also explores the active roles of women, many of them heads of households, in the colonial Spanish-American city.

目次

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Note about the Terms "Town Council," "Stores," and "Shops"
  • The Colonial City by Definition and Origin
  • The Pre-Columbian City
  • The Colonial City Ordained and Structured
  • The Administration of the Colonial City
  • The City Visualized
  • The Urban Economy
  • Urban Society
  • Caste and Class in the Urban Context
  • The Urban Family
  • The Urban Dialogue
  • Conclusion: The Paradox
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix. A Comparison of Key Elements in the Ordenanzas of 1573 and in Vitruvius
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780292706682

内容説明

Winner, A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book, 2007 The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and opportunity, although not for everyone. In this authoritative work, Jay Kinsbruner draws on many sources to offer the first history and interpretation in English of the colonial Spanish-American city. After an overview of pre-Columbian cities, he devotes chapters to many important aspects of the colonial city, including its governance and administrative structure, physical form, economy, and social and family life. Kinsbruner's overarching thesis is that the Spanish-American city evolved as a circumstance of trans-Atlantic capitalism. Underpinning this thesis is his view that there were no plebeians in the colonial city. He calls for a class interpretation, with an emphasis on the lower-middle class. His study also explores the active roles of women, many of them heads of households, in the colonial Spanish-American city.

目次

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionA Note about the Terms "Town Council," "Stores," and "Shops"Chapter 1. The Colonial City by Definition and OriginChapter 2. The Pre-Columbian CityChapter 3. The Colonial City Ordained and StructuredChapter 4. The Administration of the Colonial CityChapter 5. The City VisualizedChapter 6. The Urban EconomyChapter 7. Urban SocietyChapter 8. Caste and Class in the Urban ContextChapter 9. The Urban FamilyChapter 10. The Urban DialogueChapter 11. Conclusion: The ParadoxEpilogueAppendix. A Comparison of Key Elements in the Ordenanzas of 1573 and in VitruviusNotesGlossarySelected BibliographyIndex

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