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Santiago de Guatemala, 1541-1773: City, Caste, and the Colonial Experience Paperback – February 15, 1997


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (February 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806129115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806129112
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,096,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher H. Lutz is author of Santiago de Guatemala, 1541-1773: City, Caste, and the Colonial Experience.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Hoogerwerf on May 10, 2007
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In what is today's Antigua in Guatemala, Santiago de Guatemala, 1541-1773: City, Caste, and the Colonial Experience is a study of urban demographics and social change over time. In the first phase, the separation of the two "republics" is indicated by the Spanish core surrounded by the indigenous barrios. What follows is the rise of a racially mixed population of gente ordinaria leading to a large middle group of people "increasingly homogenized in both socioracial and cultural terms." (157) As this casta grew in size it took over the barios. The Indian and Spanish sectors of the "republics" gave way to the interaction of people living in close proximity to each other. The author makes use of a valuable cross-index file created by Don Josaquin Pardo at the Archivo General de Centroamerica (AGCA) in Guatemala City.
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