La villa imperial de Potosí. Wirtschaftliche, politische und kulturelle Verflechtungen einer frühneuzeitlichen Weltstadt im Hochandenraum (16.-17. Jahrhundert)

Büschges, Christian (2018). La villa imperial de Potosí. Wirtschaftliche, politische und kulturelle Verflechtungen einer frühneuzeitlichen Weltstadt im Hochandenraum (16.-17. Jahrhundert). In: Zimmermann, Clemens; Sander-Faes, Stephan (eds.) Weltstädte, Metropolen, Megastädte. Stadt in der Geschichte. Südwestdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung: Vol. 42 (pp. 145-161). Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke Verlag

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The mining town of Potosí, located at an altitude of 4000 meters in a rugged landscape of the Bolivian Andes, reached a population of 160.000 during the first half of the 17th century and was therefore one of the largest cities in the world. Due to its rich deposits of silver, the mine became the lifeblood of the colonial economy and the imperial reputation of the Spanish Monarchy. Firstly, this paper addresses Potosí’s role in the unfolding of close-knit commercial ties in South America, the transatlantic trade and the global economy. Secondly, it portrays the development and administration of the colonial society, composed of European settlers, indigenous people, and African slaves. Thirdly, the city’s architecture and art production will be examined as witnesses of transcultural entanglements.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Institute of History, Iberian and Latin American History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)

UniBE Contributor:

Büschges, Christian

Subjects:

900 History > 980 History of South America
900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

ISBN:

978-3-7995-6443-4

Series:

Stadt in der Geschichte. Südwestdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung

Publisher:

Jan Thorbecke Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Christian Büschges

Date Deposited:

11 Apr 2018 16:32

Last Modified:

11 Apr 2018 16:32

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Europäische Expansion, Kolonialismus, Ethnizität, Transkulturalität European expansion, colonialism, ethnicity, transculturality

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/108756

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