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Building Colonial Cities of GodMendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain$
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Karen Melvin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804774864

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.001.0001

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(p.267) Conclusion
Building Colonial Cities of God
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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the urban culture of mendicant orders in New Spain. It suggests that the history of the mendicants is connected to the changes in the early modern Catholic Church and explains that the formation of mendicant orders in the thirteenth century had created a new organizational model where workers were mobile and where work across wide territories was linked. This chapter also contends that the mendicants and their institutes provide another model for understanding the nature of this trans-continental institution of religious mission and how it maintained connections and retained coherency across great distances.

Keywords:   mendicant orders, urban culture, New Spain, Catholic Church, religious mission, organizational model

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