First published in 1997, this volume looks at the process of European expansion which brought into contact societies and cultures across the world which had been initially alien to one another. Conflict was one aspect of this interaction, but accommodation, mutual adaptation, and institutional and behavioural synthesis were also present though often biased in favour of European norms. The intent of this book is to avoid treating ’colonization’, ’dominance’ and exploitation’ as the only focuses of attention. The second volume focuses on the Americas, and uses the topics of religion, class, gender, and race as its points of entry.
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Volume II: Religion, Class, Gender, Race. D. Religion. 14. "Inquisition of the Indians?": The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru. Nicholas Griffiths. 15. Paschacuti: Miracles, Punishments, and Last Judgement – Visionary Past and Prophetic Future in Early Colonial Peru. Sabine MacCormack. 16. Landscape and World View: The Survival of Yucatec Maya Culture Under Spanish Conquest. Inga Clendinnen. Part 5. Class. 17. Race and Class in Colonial Latin America: A Critique. Robert McCaa, Stuart B. Schwartz and Arturo Grubbessich. 18. Spanish Society in Mexico City After the Conquest. Ida Altman. Part 6. Gender. 19. Women and Society in Colonial Brazil. A.J.R. Russell-Wood. 20. Sexual Witchcraft, Colonialism, and Women’s Powers: Views from the Mexican Inquisition. Ruth Behar. 21. The Signares of Saint-Louis and Gorée: Women Entrepreneurs in Eighteenth-Century Senegal. George E. Brooks, Jr. 22. Iroquois Women, European Women. Natalie Zemon Davis. Part 7. Race. 23. Blue and Brown: Contraband Indigo and the Rise of a Free Colored Planter Class in French Saint-Dominque. John Garrigus. 24. The Enigma of Jamaica in the 1790s: New Light on the Causes of Slave Rebellions. David Geggus. 25. The Saint-Domingue Slave Insurrection of 1791: A Socio-Political and Cultural Analysis. Carolyn E. Fick.