Date of Award

2015-01-01

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

History

Advisor(s)

Jeffrey P. Shepherd

Abstract

Francisco Amangual represented an agent for the Spanish colonial empire throughout his career as a presidio paymaster and in his ultimate role as the captain of a specialized unit of the borderlands military, the so-called compañías volantes, or flying squadrons. This study reorients colonial borderlands scholarship by making clear the significance of the empire's lesser known intermediaries charged with documenting the seemingly mundane activities of life in the garrison. Further, assigning a cogent place to the presence of the volantes allows for a more thoroughgoing understanding of their history by disentangling their place from among the various presidial units in the Spanish colonial frontier.

Language

en

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

File Size

386 pages

File Format

application/pdf

Rights Holder

Roland Rodriguez

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