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By Ida Altman

Between 1560 and 1620, 1000 or extra humans left the city of Brihuega in Spain emigrate to New Spain (now Mexico), the place the majority of them settled in Puebla de la, New Spain's moment most vital urban. A medium-sized neighborhood of approximately 4 thousand humans, Brihuega were a middle of cloth construction because the center a while, yet within the latter a part of the 16th century its was once in decline—a condition that triggered an important variety of its townspeople to to migrate to Puebla, the place stipulations for fabric production appeared ideal.

The immigrants from Brihuega performed an important position in making Puebla the top fabric manufacturer in New Spain, they usually have been differently lively within the city's commercial-industrial area to boot. even though a few immigrants penetrated the better circles of poblano society and politics, for the main half they remained just about their entrepreneurial and artisanal origins. heavily linked via enterprise, kinship, marital, and compadrazgo ties, and in residential styles, the Brihuega immigrants in Puebla constituted a coherent and visual community.

This e-book makes use of the reports and actions of the immigrants as a foundation for examining society in Brihuega and Puebla, making direct comparisons among the 2 towns by means of analyzing such themes as mobility and cost; politics and public lifestyles; monetary job; spiritual existence; social family members; and marriage, family members, and kinship. In tracing the socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional styles of a city in Spain and a urban in New Spain—in all their connections, continuities, and discontinuities—the ebook deals a brand new foundation for figuring out the method and implications of the transference of those styles in the early glossy Hispanic world.

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