Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology

Archaeologies of Early Modern Spanish Colonialism

Editors: Montón-Subías, Sandra, Cruz Berrocal, María, Ruiz Martínez, Apen (Eds.)

  • ​Offers a global comparative perspective on colonial processes of Spain
  • Critically examines the discourses of colonialism-
  • Discusses the multiple faces of Spanish colonialism and Spanish colonial domination as a global phenomenon.
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​​Archaeologies of Early Modern Spanish Colonialism illustrates how archaeology contributes to the knowledge of early modern Spanish colonialism and the "first globalization" of the 16th and 17th centuries. Through a range of specific case studies, this book offers a global comparative perspective on colonial processes and colonial situations, and the ways in which they were experienced by the different peoples. But we also focus on marginal “unsuccessful” colonial episodes. Thus, some of the papers deal with very brief colonial events, even “marginal” in some cases, considered “failures” by the Spanish crown or even undertook without their consent. These short events are usually overlooked by traditional historiography, which is why archaeological research is particularly important in these cases, since archaeological remains may be the only type of evidence that stands as proof of these colonial events. At the same time, it critically examines the construction of categories and discourses of colonialism, and questions the ideological underpinnings of the source material required to address such a vast issue. Accordingly, the book strikes a balance between theoretical, methodological and empirical issues, integrated to a lesser or greater extent in most of the chapters.​

About the authors

Sandra Montón Subías is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Humanities at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). She received a B.A. in Geography and History fromUniversitat de Barcelona (1988) and a Ph.D. in History from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1993). Since then, she has been working at the University of Athens, at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, at the University of Cambridge, at the University of California Santa Cruz, at the Northwestern University and at the National Taiwan University. In 2005 she was appointed as an ICREA Research Professor, first at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2005-2007) and, since 2007, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

María Cruz Berrocal is Visiting Scholar at National Taiwan Normal University and Academia Sinica, and Fellow in the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz. She received a B.A. in Geography and History (1996) and a Ph.D in Geography and History from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2004). Since then, she has been working at University of California Berkeley, at CSICand at the National Taiwan Normal University. Her research interests include Prehistoric Rock Art, Iberian Prehistory, Historical Archaeology, theoretical Archaeology and Pacific Archaeology. She has recently published “The Early Neolithic in the Iberian Peninsula and the Western Mediterranean: a review of evidence on migrations” (Journal of World Prehistory 25 (3): 123-156, 2012) and the co-edited volume The Prehistory of Iberia. Debating Early Social Stratification and the State (Routledge: London, 2012).

Apen Ruíz Martinez

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Towards a Comparative Approach to Archaeologies of Early Modern Spanish Colonialism

    Montón-Subías, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Displacing Dominant Meanings in the Archaeology of Urban Policies and Emergence of Santafé de Bogotá (Colombia)

    Therrien, Monika

    Pages 11-38

  • The Material Worlds of Colonizers in New Spain

    Rodríguez-Alegría, Enrique

    Pages 39-59

  • Historical Archaeology and the Politics of Empowerment in Venezuela

    Tarble de Scaramelli, Kay

    Pages 61-91

  • Thoughts on Early Spanish Colonialism Through Two American Case Studies: Basque Fisheries (Canada) and Sancti Spiritus Settlement (Argentina)

    Azkarate, Agustín (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaeologies of Early Modern Spanish Colonialism
Editors
  • Sandra Montón-Subías
  • María Cruz Berrocal
  • Apen Ruiz Martínez
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21885-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21885-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21884-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79368-9
Series ISSN
1574-0439
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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