Montag, 14. Februar 2022

Die Reformen der Bourbonen und die Neuorientierung der spanischen Grenzmissionen in Amerika


The Bourbon Reforms and the Remaking
of Spanish Frontier Missions

Editor's information
The Bourbon monarchs who ascended the Spanish throne in 1700 attempted to reform the colonial system they had inherited, and, in particular, to make administration more efficient and cost-effective. This book analyses one aspect of the Bourbon reforms, which was the efforts to transform frontier missions, to make the missions more cost-effective, and to accelerate the integration of indigenous peoples in northern Mexico to European cultural norms. In some instances, the Crown had funded missions for more than a century, but with minimal results. The book attempts to show how the mission programs changed, and what the consequences – especially demographic – were for the indigenous peoples broughtto live on the missions.

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