Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit




The Paper Empire of Juan Diez de la Calle, Clerk of the Council of the Indies. Thinking and Ruling the New World in the 17th Century

Vortrag von Guillaume Gaudin (Toulouse)


juan-de-valdes-leal.Ausschn"The biography of Juan Díez de la Calle, clerk of the Council of the Indies from 1624 to 1662, contributes to our knowledge of how a composite monarchy succeeded in governing and preserving its American territories. Due to serious distance constraints, the circulation of information was a major stake for the Crown: knowledge and power were inseparable in the imperial space studied here. Juan Díez de la Calle's social and professional universe demonstrates the importance of family, transatlantic networks and client relationships in the Iberian empire’s administration. His Noticias Sacras y Reales, published between 1645 and 1654, reflect the representation of space produced by the Council of the Indies. Imperialist and providential ideology transcends the entire work of the clerk, placing the West Indies in the heart of the Catholic monarchy."

  • Ort: Historicum, Raum K 302
  • Zeit: 16-18 Uhr c.t.