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Politics, Economy And Society In Bourbon Central America, Jordana Dym, Christophe Belaubre Dec 2006

Politics, Economy And Society In Bourbon Central America, Jordana Dym, Christophe Belaubre

Jordana Dym

Cloth. 320 pages. Illustrations: 4 b/w photos, 1 drawing, 7 maps, 2 tables

Politics, Economy, and Society in Bourbon Central America, 1759-1821 examines how the Spanish policies known broadly as the Bourbon Reforms affected Central American social, economic, and political institutions. Although historians have devoted significant attention to the purpose and impact of these reforms in Spain and some of Spain's other New World colonies, this book is the first to explore their impact on Central America.

These reforms profoundly changed aspects of Central America's politics and society; however, these essays reveal that changes in the region ...