By David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall
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The vast Muslim world, extending from Spain across North Africa and into central Asia, straddled the important trade routes, adding to the hazards. Muslims tenaciously opposed efforts to “Christianize” their lands. Little wonder, then, that Europeans were eager to find an alternative all-water western route to spice-rich east Asia. Another spur to global exploration was the rise of unified nations, ruled by powerful monarchs wealthy enough to sponsor the search for foreign riches. The growth of the merchant class went hand in hand with the growth of centralized political power and the rapidly expanding population.
The conquistadores were succeeded by a second generation of bureaucrats, and the encomienda gave way to the hacienda (a great farm or ranch) as the claim to land became a more important source of wealth than the Spanish claim to labor. From the outset, in sharp contrast to the later English experience, the Spanish government regulated every detail of colonial administration. After 1524, the Council of the Indies issued laws for New Spain, served as the appellate court for civil cases arising in the colonies, and administered the bureaucracy.
Contrary to the romantic myth of early Indian civilizations living in perfect harmony with nature and one another, the indigenous societies often engaged in warfare and exploited the environment by burning vast areas, planting fields, and gathering seeds, berries, and roots while harvesting vast numbers of game animals, fish, and shellfish. E A R LY C U LT U R E S After centuries of subsistence nomadic life centered on hunting game animals and gathering edible wild plants, the ancient Indians settled in more permanent villages.
America: a narrative history by David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall