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dc.contributor.authorBrockmann, Sophieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T13:29:19Z
dc.date.available2018-10-22T13:29:19Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-17
dc.identifier.citationBrockmann, S. (2015) Sumatran Rice and ‘Miracle’ Herbs: Local and International Natural Knowledge in Late-Colonial Guatemala. Colonial Latin American Review, 24 (1), pp. 84-106en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/16776
dc.descriptionOpen Access Publicationen
dc.description.abstractThis paper concerns the local and global knowledge networks in which residents of colonial Central America participated. In the last few decades of Spanish rule (c. 1796–1821), members of the Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País dedicated themselves to bringing ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘improvement’ to the region through natural history and other ‘useful arts’. Articles published in the Economic Society’s newspaper, the Gazeta de Guatemala, show that a socially and geographically wider network of people than might be expected, and a more varied range of sources, were used to obtain scientific knowledge considered useful to the colony. The Economic Society supported the circulation of natural-historical writings within Central America, but also tapped into surprisingly international networks. The transmission and evaluation of information from these different sources reveal a sometimes uneasy coexistence of local, regional and international knowledge networks within the pursuit of ‘enlightened’ scholarship and reform.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectHistory of Scienceen
dc.subjectGlobal Historyen
dc.subjectLatin American Historyen
dc.subjectCentral American Historyen
dc.subjectKnowledge Networksen
dc.titleSumatran Rice and 'Miracle' Herbs: Local and International Natural Knowledge in Late-Colonial Guatemalaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/10609164.2015.1009281
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderAHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)en
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2015-01-15en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Historyen


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