Book ID: CBB354049905

The Empirical Empire: Spanish Colonial Rule and the Politics of Knowledge (2016)

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Brendecke, Arndt (Author)


Walter de Gruyter


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 333
Language: English

How was Spain able to govern its enormous colonial territories? In 1573 the king decreed that his councilors should acquire "complete knowledge" about the empire they were running from out of Madrid, and he initiated an impressive program for the systematic collection of empirical knowledge. Brendecke shows why this knowledge was created in the first place - but then hardly used. And he looks into the question of what political effects such a policy of knowledge had for Spain's colonial rule.

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Authors & Contributors
Eamon, William C.
MacLeod, Roy M.
Pimentel, Juan
Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge
Barrera-Osorio, Antonio
Bleichmar, Daniela
Journals
Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies
Rinascimento: Rivista dell'Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Cuadernos Dieciochistas: revista consagrada al estudio de la historia, el pensamiento, la literatura, el arte y la ciencia del siglo XVIII
Cronos: Cuadernos Valencianos de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia
Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Publishers
Univ. Chicago Press
Stanford University Press
La Martinière
Instituto de Historia de la Ciencea y Documentación, Universitat de Valencia
Cambridge University Press
Rowman & Littlefield
Concepts
Spain, colonies
Colonialism
Imperialism
Science and politics
Travel; exploration
National histories
People
Bruno, Giordano
Mutis, José Celestino
Acosta, José de
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Columbus, Christopher
Barba, Alvaro Alonso
Places
Spain
Americas
Latin America
Mexico
Europe
Canada
Times
17th century
16th century
18th century
19th century
Renaissance
Enlightenment
Institutions
Habsburg, House of
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