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José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez and the Role of Secular Clergy in the Mexican Enlightenment

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Colonial Mexico 1519 - 1821 MexicanHistory.org Mexican history from ancient times to today

This is an excellent digital resource which provides a decent overview of colonial New Spain, and the society which developed therein.

DIARIO LITERARIO DE MÉXICO

A decent resource with an interesting perspective on Alzate y Ramirez's journalistic endeavors.

Gaceta Literaria Alzate

An article about Alzate y Ramirez's role in the Mexican Enlightenment, which also contains examples of his varied works.

Mexico and Central America, 1600–1800 A.D. | Chronology | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum...

This article provides a primarily art based approach to understanding the influences of the Bourbon Reforms on society in New Spain, especially in terms of modernization of administration in both secular and religious spheres.

Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio de (1737-1799)

A concise biography of Alzate y Ramirez's life.

The role of eclecticism in the introduction of modern philosophy in eighteenth century New Spain

An article which questions the role of the Jesuit's expulsion from New Spain in the Mexican Enlightenment taking place.

THE ROYAL GUNPOWDER MONOPOLY IN NEW SPAIN (1766 - 1783): A CASE STUDY OF MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, AND REFORM UNDER CHA...

A book which depicts Alzate y Ramirez's prominent role as a leading innovator in the secular scientific and administrative fields in New Spain.

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Review

Review

This review presents the argument of 𝐴 𝐹𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑘 𝐷𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑. 𝑅𝑎𝑐𝑒, 𝑅𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑃𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑀𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑐𝑜, 1749-1857 by Mathew D. O'Hara of religion in New Spain society as both a divisive and uniting force.

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Map of New Spain

Map of New Spain

A map of New Spain and what would become Texas, drawn by Alzate y Ramirez in 1768. This image, among others, displays his eclectic and varied intellectual pursuits, especially in regard to colonial society.