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Power and violence in the colonial city : Oruro from the mining renaissance to the rebellion of Tupac Amaru, 1740-1782, Oscar Cornblit ; translated by Elizabeth Ladd Glick

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Power and violence in the colonial city : Oruro from the mining renaissance to the rebellion of Tupac Amaru, 1740-1782
Title
Power and violence in the colonial city
Title remainder
Oruro from the mining renaissance to the rebellion of Tupac Amaru, 1740-1782
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Cornblit ; translated by Elizabeth Ladd Glick
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • This book examines the characteristics of political power in the cities of the colonial Spanish Empire between the 1740s and 1780s, based on a detailed study of the mining city of Oruro in Alto Peru (present-day Bolivia). Oruro, after Potosi, was the second most important colonial center of silver production in the southern hemisphere. The fluctuations in the volume of this activity, as well as its financing and production, were important cultural and political factors in this colonial city. The author gives special emphasis to the specific forms of the exercise of power, assessing the judicial process and the material opportunities that the various bureaucratic positions made possible. From this, it can be seen how these public activities were to a large extent of a private nature, and how the resources available to each official greatly determined his scope of action
  • Toward the end of this period, the analysis focuses on the important Indian uprisings of the 1780s (the rebellions of Tupac Amaru) and the causes of the alliances or confrontations between the members of the distinct bands, either white or Indian. These episodes are of particular interest because some aspects of the present guerrilla activity in Peru by the Shining Path can be seen in the insurrections of the 1780s
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Cataloging source
PSC
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Cornblit, Oscar
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F3351.O7
LC item number
C67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Latin American studies
Series volume
76
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Silver mines and mining
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Oruro (Bolivia)
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Peru
  • Oruro (Bolivia)
  • Spain
Label
Power and violence in the colonial city : Oruro from the mining renaissance to the rebellion of Tupac Amaru, 1740-1782, Oscar Cornblit ; translated by Elizabeth Ladd Glick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33064982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780521441483
Lccn
95228356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Power and violence in the colonial city : Oruro from the mining renaissance to the rebellion of Tupac Amaru, 1740-1782, Oscar Cornblit ; translated by Elizabeth Ladd Glick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33064982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780521441483
Lccn
95228356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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