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Land and Society in Colonial Mexico
The seventeenth century (from, say, about 1590 to about 1700) was the period of travail and gestation for the "old" Mexico made familiar to us in the works of Lucas Alaman and Alexander von Humboldtthe Mexico of the great landed estate, of the classical hacienda. The period contains few exciting events, few great names, at least in comparison with the Homeric sixteenth century. The military and spiritual conquest had long since come to a halt, except on the remote frontiers. It was a period ofdoi:10.1525/9780520320611-001 fatcat:gd7mzoyfafg7bigpnjofpxvnd4