Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery .


The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governancepaperover such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances were perceived and understood by people living in the empire. This book takes up these unknowns and proposes that by examining how documents operated in the Spanish empire, we can better understand how the empire was built and, most importantly, how knowledge was created. The author argues that even in such a vast realm, knowledge was built locally by people who existed at the peripheries of empire. Organized along routes and centralized into local nodes, peripheral knowledge accumulated in regional centers before moving on to the heart of the empire in Spain.
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Authors: Sylvia Sellers-Garcia

Date: 2021

Upload Date: 6/6/2022 10:04:58 AM

Format: epub

Pages: 280

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Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 0804787050

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