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Cumana and Antioquia : a comparative study of urban development in colonial Hispanic America

De Chaves, ESA; (1977) Cumana and Antioquia : a comparative study of urban development in colonial Hispanic America. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: PhD
Title: Cumana and Antioquia : a comparative study of urban development in colonial Hispanic America
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Cities and towns; Growth; Cross-cultural studies; Urbanization; Venezuela; Cumaná; Urbanization; Colombia; Antioquia
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048650
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