Provincial patriarchs : land tenure and the economics of power in colonial Peru / Susan E. Ramírez.

By: Ramírez, Susan E, 1946-Contributor(s): American Council of Learned SocietiesMaterial type: TextTextSeries: ACLS Humanities E-BookPublisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1986Edition: 1st edDescription: x, 471 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 082630818XSubject(s): Landowners -- Peru -- History | Haciendas -- Peru -- History | Encomiendas (Latin America) | Land tenure -- Peru -- HistoryLOC classification: HD554 | c1986Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. In: ACLS Humanities E-BookURL:
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Includes bibliography (p. 445-454) and index.

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Ramirez challenges the standard generalizations about land-holding patterns in colonial Peru. Using her extensive research in archival materials, Ramirez has traced the economic and social biographies of the principal families in Peru's Lambayeque region. From her work it is apparent that social mobility was possible in this area, and that encomienda and hacienda were not coterminous. The basic information on which her conclusions are drawn appear in the excellent illustrations and appendixes; without these one might question the assertions the author makes. Because this is a complex book, the glossary and the appendix on methodology are extremely helpful, especially for the advanced undergraduate seeking a model for research technique. For teachers of Latin American history, this publication is a pathbreaking sourcebook. Scholars interested in comparing colonial societies in the New World will find the developments in Lambayeque similar to those in English Virginia after 1650. Well written and clearly presented, Ramirez's work should be included in any library with a basic Latin American studies collection.-J.H. O'Donnell III, Marietta College

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