The origins of Bourbon reform in Spanish South America, 1700-1763 /
by Adrian J. Pearce.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
xiii, 264 p. ; 23 cm.
1137362235 (hardback : alkaline paper), 9781137362230 (hardback : alkaline paper)
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New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
1137362235 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9781137362230 (hardback : alkaline paper)
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Introduction: The Early Bourbon Period in Spanish South America : an Interpretation -- 1. Imperial Hiatus : War in Spain and Crisis in Peru, 1700 to 1720s -- 2. Bourbon Rule and the Origins of Reform in Spain and the Colonies, 1700-1719 -- 3. The First Cycle of Reform, 1710s to 1736 : Spanish Atlantic Trade -- 4. The First Cycle of Reform, 1710s to 1736 : Government, Treasury, Mining, and the Church -- 5. Reform Abated, 1736-1745 -- 6. Reform Renewed : The Second Cycle, 1745-1763 -- 7. Conclusions.
"This book presents one of the first detailed analyses of the first six decades of Bourbon rule in Spanish America (1700-1763). Based on a wealth of archival sources in Spain and Peru and on a body of historical research that has transformed our understanding of this period in just the past few years, it turns existing interpretations on their heads, staking a claim for the significance of the early Bourbon era within the broad sweep of Spanish colonial history. Above all, it argues that the much better-known late-Bourbon program of reforms for the American colonies, associated primarily with the reign of the 'great reformer-king' Charles III, cannot be understood without reference to the half-century that preceded his accession to the Spanish throne"--
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-257) and index

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