Quito has always been one of the most enigmatic of colonial Spanish American cities. The history of its enormous hinterland, only a fraction of which forms the modern Republic of Ecuador, is even less known. This engaging book takes the watershed year 1599 as a starting point for a provocative reinterpretation of the history of Quito, city and colony. The result is a lively narrative that is also an original inquiry into the driving forces behind...
By Kris Lane
Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; 1 edition (July 26, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 7960528
Format: PDF Text TXT ebook
Yes, this book was required for my Colonial Latin America class, but I enjoyed it. As my professor put it, what happened in Quito in the sixteenth century went against the norms of the time for Latin America. I'm glad I had to read this book because