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Setting the TableCeramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida$
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Kathryn L. Ness

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400042

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400042.001.0001

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Spanish Atlantic History and Culture

Spanish Atlantic History and Culture

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(p.8) 2 Spanish Atlantic History and Culture
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Setting the Table
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Kathryn L. Ness

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400042.003.0002

“Spanish-Atlantic History and Culture” provides a brief background on Spanish-Atlantic history and the connections between Andalucía, Spain, and the Americas. The first half of the chapter addresses trade and emigration policies between the late fifthteenth century and the eighteenth century and how these impacted life and local economies on both sides of the Atlantic. The second half of the chapter explores themes of status and identity, with a special focus on the Spanish limpieza de sangre (“pure blood”) and casta (caste or social status based on ancestry and biological characteristics) systems in which individuals were classified according to their ancestry and religious or biological background. It concludes with a discussion of Spanish identity and identity crises, specifically those in 1766, 1808, and 1898.

Keywords:   Trade, Emigration, Limpieza de sangre, Casta system, Identity, Spain, Atlantic, Fifthteenth Century, Eighteenth Century

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