Bourbon manoeuvres in the plaza: shifting urban models in late colonial Lima

  title={Bourbon manoeuvres in the plaza: shifting urban models in late colonial Lima},
  author={Gabriel Ram{\'o}n},
  journal={Urban History},
  pages={622 - 646}
  • G. Ramón
  • Published 9 September 2016
  • History
  • Urban History
ABSTRACT: Most colonial Hispanic American cities were originally planned around a main plaza, which was a multifunctional square crucial for urban life. This spatial model for the whole city based on a main square is termed the Plaza Mayor model. Bourbon reforms of the second half of the eighteenth century aimed at transforming this model according to a Plaza de Armas organization. Here, these two models (Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Armas) are characterized, and their contradictions in terms of… 
2 Citations


Peeing on the Palace: Bodily Resistance to Bourbon Reforms in Mexico City
Abstract In late eighteenth-century Mexico City, the state instituted unprecedented efforts to transform the mores of the poor. Enlightened elites and state bureaucrats energetically limned the vices
Entre Roma clásica y Jerusalén santa: utopías urbanas en Lima ilustrada (1790-1815)
This paper examines the works of classicist refurbishment carried out in the main churches of Lima by architect and priest Matias Maestro, between 1790 and 1815. With the endorsement of the limeno
ABSTRACT The Spanish empire's vertiginous collapse in the first decades of the nineteenth century has long been a source of historiographical disputes. Historians seeking to explain the demise of
The Plaza Mayor and the shaping of Baroque Madrid
1. Madrid, town and court 2. Architecture and bureaucracy 3. Sixteenth-century initiatives 4. The panaderia and its impact 5. Seventeenth-century reforms 6. The plaza mayor as political symbol.
On the Cheap: The Baratillo Marketplace and the Shadow Economy of Eighteenth-Century Mexico City
Upon leaving office in 1716, the Duke of Linares, the viceroy of New Spain, warned his successor of a particularly vexing issue: the question of what to do about Mexico City's Baratillo marketplace.
Pablo Ortemberg, Rituels du pouvoir à Lima. De la monarchie à la République (1735-1828)
Comment a partir d’une serie de ceremonies et de rituels politiques saisir l’essence de l’autorite politique en suivant le passage d’un pouvoir monarchique et colonial a un pouvoir republicain et
La Plaza Mayor en Espagne et en Amérique espagnole : Notes Pour une Étude
  • R. Ricard
  • History
    Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales
  • 1947
Tous ceux qui ont voyagé soit en Espagne, soit dans les pays de vieille colonisation de l'Amérique espagnole comme le Mexique ou le Pérou, savent ce qu'est la plaza mayor dans la plupart des villes
Le droit à la ville
The author’s aim is to contribute towards the humanizing of French literature through the medium of narrative.