Notes
Abbreviations
agn Archivo General de la Nacíón, Mexico City
Bn Ramo de Bienes Nacionales, Archivo General de la Nación,
Mexico City
Cpp Conde de Peñasco Papers, Benson Latin American Collection,
University of Texas, Austin
Fen Don Francisco de Espinosa y Navarijo Papers, Benson Latin
American Collection, University of Texas, Austin (formerly a
separate collection; now filed by date among Cpp)
GM Gaceta de México
Jse Don José Sánchez Espinosa Papers, Benson Latin American
Collection, University of Texas, Austin (formerly a separate
collection; now filed by date among Cpp)
pCr Papeles de los Condes de Regla, Washington State University,
Pullman
Prologue: Making Global History in the Spanish Empire
1. This is the essence of the argument made by Dennis Flynn and Arturo
Giráldez in “Born with a ‘Silver Spoon.’”
2. See Wallerstein, The Modern World- System; Wolf, Europe and the People
without History; and Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism.
3. Flynn and Giráldez, “Born with a ‘Silver Spoon’” and “Cycles of Silver”;
Frank, ReOrient; and Pomeranz, The Great Divergence.
4. Pomeranz, The Great Divergence, engages those debates effectively.
5. See Bakewell, Miners of the Red Mountain; Cole, The Potosí Mita; Spalding,
Huarochirí; and Mangan, Trading Roles.
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