• Capital comercial, capital simbólico. El patrimonio de los cargadores a Indias judeoconversos en la Sevilla de los siglos XVI y XVII

    Author(s):
    Rafael M. Giron-Pascual (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Global & Transnational Studies, Renaissance / Early Modern Studies
    Subject(s):
    Sixteenth century, Seventeenth century
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Cargadores a Indias, Seville, Converso, Heritage, Early Modern
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/q7zp-d173
    Abstract:
    In Castile, where the purity of blood supposedly did not allow the merchants access to the privileged, we found an extremely powerful and rich group, the Cargadores a Indias. This group was made up of international merchants, almost all from humble origins, in many cases converso, who rose socially in a vertiginous way. For this, they were inserted in transcontinental mercantile networks that connected Seville and Europe with the rest of a recently globalized world. In two or three generations (and sometimes in the course of a single life) they transformed their mercantile way of life to a noble form based on censuses, juros and possession of large agricultural properties close to Seville, but also in the investment in symbolic capital (palaces, chapels, convents, graves, and art), heritage around which we will focus this article.
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