Download Transatlantic Ties in the Spanish Empire: Brihuega, Spain, by Ida Altman PDF

By Ida Altman

Between 1560 and 1620, one thousand or extra humans left town of Brihuega in Spain emigrate to New Spain (now Mexico), the place the vast majority of them settled in Puebla de l. a., New Spain's moment most crucial urban. A medium-sized group of approximately 4 thousand humans, Brihuega were a middle of cloth creation because the heart a long time, yet within the latter a part of the 16th century its was once in decline—a situation that prompted an important variety of its townspeople to to migrate to Puebla, the place stipulations for fabric production appeared ideal.

The immigrants from Brihuega performed a vital function in making Puebla the top cloth manufacturer in New Spain, they usually have been another way lively within the city's commercial-industrial quarter besides. even if a few immigrants penetrated the better circles of poblano society and politics, for the main half they remained on the subject of their entrepreneurial and artisanal origins. heavily linked via company, kinship, marital, and compadrazgo ties, and in residential styles, the Brihuega immigrants in Puebla constituted a coherent and visual community.

This booklet makes use of the studies and actions of the immigrants as a foundation for studying society in Brihuega and Puebla, making direct comparisons among the 2 towns via analyzing such subject matters as mobility and cost; politics and public existence; monetary task; spiritual existence; social relatives; and marriage, kinfolk, and kinship. In tracing the socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional styles of a city in Spain and a urban in New Spain—in all their connections, continuities, and discontinuities—the ebook bargains a brand new foundation for knowing the method and implications of the transference of those styles in the early smooth Hispanic world.

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