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Author Langer, Erick Detlef.

Title Expecting pears from an elm tree : Franciscan missions on the Chiriguano frontier in the heart of South America, 1830-1949 / Erick D. Langer
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations, map
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents The "Chiriguano wars" : Indian warfare and the establishment of the missions -- The Franciscans -- Death and migration : the population decline of the missions -- Daily life and the development of mission culture -- Conversion, chiefs, and rebellions : relationships of power on the missions -- Missions and the frontier economy -- Outside relations and the decline of the missions -- From the Chaco war to secularization, 1932/1949 -- Comparisons
Summary Franciscan missions were an influential aspect of frontier life in South America during the century after 1830, when newly established republics steadily imposed their jurisdiction over vast indigenous territories. Erick Langer explores the role of these missions among the Chiriguano people of the Bolivian Chaco
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Franciscans -- Missions -- Bolivia -- History -- 19th century
Franciscans -- Missions -- Bolivia -- History -- 20th century
SUBJECT Franciscans fast
Subject Chiriguano Indians -- Missions -- Bolivia -- History -- 19th century
Chiriguano Indians -- Missions -- Bolivia -- History -- 20th century
Indians of South America -- Missions -- Bolivia
RELIGION -- Christian Ministry -- Missions.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Chiriguano Indians -- Missions
Indians of South America -- Missions
Chiriguano (peuple) -- mission catholique -- Franciscains -- Bolivie -- 1830 -- 1949.
SUBJECT Bolivia -- Church history
Subject Bolivia
Genre/Form Church history
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822390916