xxii, 342 pp. (2 maps, 3 illus., 82 tables and 83 figures),
Band: 21, 342 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 165 mm x 244 mm, Gewicht: 726 g
Reihe: The Atlantic World
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
TePaske / Brown A New World of Gold and SilverColonial Latin America was famed for the precious metals plundered by the conquistadores and the gold and silver extracted from its mines. Historians and economists have attempted to determine the amount of bullion produced and its impact on the colonies themselves and the emerging early-modern world economy. Using official tax and mintage records, this book provides decade-by-decade and often annual data on the amount of gold and silver officially refined and coined in the treasury and mint districts of Spanish and Portuguese America. It also places American bullion output within the context of global production and addresses the issue of contraband production and bullion smuggling. The book is thus an invaluable source for evaluating the rise of the early-modern economy.
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Maps, Illustrations, Figures, and Tables
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Gold: the Scarcer Metal?
Chapter Three: Silver, the Abundant Metal: Mexico
Chapter Four: Silver, the Abundant Metal: Upper and Lower Peru
Chapter Five: New World Mintage: México, Santo Domingo, Lima, and Potosí
Chapter Six: New World Mintage II: Santa Fe de Bogotá, Popayán, Santiago de Guatemala, Santiago de Chile, and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Villa Rica de Ouro Preto)
Chapter Seven: Conclusion