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Title: Cumana and Antioquia : a comparative study of urban development in colonial Hispanic America
Author: De Chaves, E. S. A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3420 1490
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1977
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Based on an analysis of archival evidence collected from Spanish, Colombian, and Venezuelan repositories the study attempts a comparative interpretation of the origins and development of two city regions within colonial Spanish America: Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia), and Cumana (Venezuela). Under that general rubric various themes are developed: the development of the economic bases of each of the urban regions, in the case of Antioquia placer gold mining, and for Cumana pearling and agriculture; the relationship between economic change and the reduction in numbers of aboriginal Indians; the various functional levels at which each city's organi¬zational structures operated; the changing patterns of population distribution within each of the provinces. The analysis is related at each appropriate point to wider themes in the historical geography and economic history of Spanish America.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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