The limits of power

the political ecology of the Spanish Empire in the Greater Southwest

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Abstract

The Spanish conquest of the Americas was one of the most dramatic cultural and biological transformations in the history of the world. But exploration and conquest in the 16th century contrasted sharply with the slow spread of the next 200 yr. When the Spaniards reached the peripheries of the Native empires of Mesoamerica and Andean South America, their own advances slowed to a halt. One such frontier was the Greater Southwest, that arid convulsion of deserts and mountains north of Mesoamerica. -after Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-171
Number of pages19
JournalAntiquity
Volume66
Issue number250
StatePublished - 1992

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The limits of power : the political ecology of the Spanish Empire in the Greater Southwest. / Sheridan, Thomas E.

In: Antiquity, Vol. 66, No. 250, 1992, p. 153-171.

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