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  • The Global Spanish Empire: Five Hundred Years of Place Making and Pluralism
  • Edited by Christine D. Beaule and John G. Douglass
  • 2020
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  • Published by: University of Arizona Press
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The Spanish Empire was a complex web of places and peoples. Through an expansive range of essays that look at Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, this volume brings a broad range of regions into conversation. The contributors focus on nuanced, comparative exploration of the processes and practices of creating, maintaining, and transforming cultural place making within pluralistic Spanish colonial communities.

The Global Spanish Empire argues that patterned variability is necessary in reconstructing Indigenous cultural persistence in colonial settings. The volume’s eleven case studies include regions often neglected in the archaeology of Spanish colonialism. The time span under investigation is extensive as well, transcending the entirety of the Spanish Empire, from early impacts in West Africa to Texas during the 1800s. The contributors examine the making of a social place within a social or physical landscape. They discuss the appearance of hybrid material culture, the incorporation of foreign goods into local material traditions, the continuation of local traditions, and archaeological evidence of opportunistic social climbing. In some cases, these changes in material culture are ways to maintain aspects of traditional culture rather than signifiers of new cultural practices.

The Global Spanish Empire tackles broad questions about Indigenous cultural persistence, pluralism, and place making using a global comparative perspective grounded in the shared experience of Spanish colonialism.

Contributors

Stephen Acabado
Grace Barretto-Tesoro
James M. Bayman
Christine D. Beaule
Christopher R. DeCorse
Boyd M. Dixon
John G. Douglass
William R. Fowler
Martin Gibbs
Corinne L. Hofman
Hannah G. Hoover
Stacie M. King
Kevin Lane
Laura Matthew
Sandra Montón-Subías
Natalia Moragas Segura
Michelle M. Pigott
Christopher B. Rodning
David Roe
Roberto Valcárcel Rojas
Steve A. Tomka
Jorge Ulloa Hung
Juliet Wiersema

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv, 1-2
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  1. Introduction: Place Making and Pluralism in the Global Spanish Empire
  2. Christine D. Beaule and John G. Douglass
  3. pp. 3-30
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  1. 1. Contact, Colonialism, and the Fragments of Empire: Portugal, Spain, and the Iberian Moment in West Africa
  2. Christopher R. DeCorse
  3. pp. 31-54
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  1. 2. Colonization, Transformations, and Indigenous Cultural Persistence in the Caribbean
  2. Corinne L. Hofman, Roberto Valcárcel Rojas, and Jorge Ulloa Hung
  3. pp. 55-82
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  1. 3. Native American Responses to Spanish Contact and Colonialism in the American South
  2. Christopher B. Rodning, Michelle M. Pigott, and Hannah G. Hoover
  3. pp. 83-104
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  1. 4. Pluralism and Persistence in the Colonial Sierra Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico
  2. Stacie M. King
  3. pp. 105-129
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  1. 5. A Tense Convivencia: Place Making, Pluralism, and Violence in Early Spanish Central America
  2. Laura Matthew and William R. Fowler
  3. pp. 130-149
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  1. 6. When the Saints Go Marching In: Religious Place Making during the Early Spanish Colonial Period in the Central Andes, 1532-1615
  2. Kevin Lane
  3. pp. 150-175
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  1. 7. The People of Solomon: Performance in Cross-Cultural Contacts between Spanish and Melanesians in the Southwest Pacific, 1568 and 1595
  2. Martin Gibbs and David Roe
  3. pp. 176-199
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  1. 8. Places, Landscapes, and Identity: Place Making in the Colonial Period Philippines
  2. Stephen Acabado and Grace Barretto-Tesoro
  3. pp. 200-221
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  1. 9. Colonial Surveillance, Lånchos, and the Perpetuation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Guam, Mariana Islands
  2. James M. Bayman, Boyd M. Dixon, Sandra Mont\xC3\xB3n-Sub\xC3\xADas, and Natalia Moragas Segura
  3. pp. 222-241
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  1. 10. Contested Geographies: Place-Making Strategies among the Indigenous Groups of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico
  2. Steve A. Tomka
  3. pp. 242-266
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  1. 11. Importing Ethnicity, Creating Culture: Currents of Opportunity and Ethnogenesis along the Dagua River in Nueva Granada, ca. 1764
  2. Juliet Wiersema
  3. pp. 267-290
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 291-294
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-305
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816541386
Related ISBN(s)
9780816540846
MARC Record
OCLC
1151104121
Pages
319
Launched on MUSE
2020-04-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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