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The Guaraní and Their Missions
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The Guaraní and Their Missions: A Socioeconomic History

Julia J.S. Sarreal

Abstract

Under Jesuit management, the Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata region of South America were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. The book is a socioeconomic history of the Guaraní and their missions. It makes three central contributions. First, rather than studying cultural change like previous scholarship, it focuses on economic and social change to provide an understanding of the material changes experienced by the Guaraní in their day ... More

Keywords: colonial Latin America, Guaraní, Jesuits, ethnohistory, missions, Río de la Plata, Bourbon reforms, frontiers, market reforms, socioeconomics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785976
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785976.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia J.S. Sarreal, author