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Lane, Kris E. 1967-

Works: 38 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 4,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Sources  Bibliography  Textbooks  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, win, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E18.75, 364.164097
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Most widely held works by Kris E Lane
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires by Kris E Lane( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids green was, as it remains for all Muslims, the color of Paradise, reserved for the Prophet Muhammad and his descendants. Tapping a wide range of sources, Kris Lane traces the complex web of global trading networks that funneled emeralds from backland South America to populous Asian capitals between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries. Lane reveals the bloody conquest wars and forced labor regimes that accompanied their production. It is a story of trade, but also of transformations, how members of profoundly different societies at opposite ends of the globe assigned value to a few thousand pounds of imperfectly shiny green rocks
Pillaging the empire : piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 by Kris E Lane( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kris Lane weaves a tale of pirate activities in the Americas and of Spanish responses to those activities that reveals aspects of pirate life and culture not usually addressed in the standard histories of Latin America. He demythologizes the pirates of popular culture and places them in their broader historical context in which their activities are seen as more pecuniary than nationalistic. Lane presents a concise narrative of the seaborne attackers of Spain's colonial empire, and, to a much lesser extent, Portugal's. The book's claim to originality and to revisionism is that it presents a concise overview of piracy in American waters during the early modern period--including considerable discussion of the often overlooked piracy in the Pacific"--A review on H-Net
Quito 1599 : city and colony in transition by Kris E Lane( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quito has always been one of the most enigmatic of colonial Spanish American cities. The history of its enormous hinterland, only a fraction of which forms the modern Republic of Ecuador, is even less known. This engaging book takes the watershed year 1599 as a starting point for a provocative reinterpretation of the history of Quito, city and colony. The result is a lively narrative that is also an original inquiry into the driving forces behind sixteenth-century Spanish colonialism. In six overlapping topical narratives Lane brings to life a place wracked by civil disturbances, shipwrecks, indigenous uprisings, pirate attacks, maroon intransigence, urban decadence, failed missionary endeavors, sharp economic reorientations, and wily and unpredictable subaltern adaptation and resistance. Drawing from a wealth of recent research on the colonial north Andes and on more than seven years of study in the archives of Ecuador, Colombia, and Spain, Lane presents rich discoveries of interest to economic historians, including a previously unknown gold boom; however, his primary interest is people. He explores the ways both individuals and groups--shipwreck victims, slaves, laborers, merchants, traders--faced obstacles and seized (or missed) opportunities, showing readers not only the basic facts and major themes of colonial life but also the influence and outcome of individual hopes and fears among people from a multitude of races and ethnicities"--
The Indian militia and description of the Indies by Bernardo de Vargas Machuca( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes referred to as the first published manual of guerrilla warfare, Bernardo de Vargas Machuca's Indian Militia and Description of the Indies is actually the first known manual of counterinsurgency, or anti-guerrilla warfare. Published in Madrid in 1599 by a Spanish-born soldier of fortune with long experience in the Americas, the book is a training manual for conquistadors. The Aztec and Inca Empires had long since fallen by 1599, but Vargas Machuca argued that many more native American peoples remained to be conquered and converted to Roman Catholicism. What makes his often shrill and self-righteous treatise surprising is his consistent praise of indigenous resistance techniques and medicinal practices. Containing advice on how to cure rattlesnake bites with amethysts and how to make saltpeter for gunpowder from concentrated human urine, The Indian Militia is a manual in four parts, the first of which outlines the ideal qualities of the militia commander. Addressing the organization and outfitting of conquest expeditions, Part II includes extended discussions of arms and medicine. Part III covers the proper behavior of soldiers, providing advice on marching through peaceful and bellicose territories, crossing rivers, bivouacking in foul weather, and carrying out night raids and ambushes. Part IV deals with peacemaking, town-founding, and the proper treatment of conquered peoples. Appended to these four "books" is a brief geographical description of all of Spanish America, with special emphasis on the indigenous peoples of New Granada (roughly modern-day Colombia), followed by a short guide to the southern coasts and heavens. This first English-language edition of The Indian Militia includes an extensive introduction, a posthumous report on Vargas Machuca's military service, and a selection from his unpublished attack on the writings of Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas
Defending the conquest : Bernardo de Vargas Machuca's Defense and discourse of the western conquests by Bernardo de Vargas Machuca( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation and critical edition of a refutation, written about 1603 (revised in 1612) by the soldier Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, of Bartolome de las Casas's famous Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1558)"--Provided by publisher. First published in 1879 as Apologías y discursos de las conquistas occidentales
Potosí : the silver city that changed the world by Kris E Lane( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia. There followed the world's greatest silver bonanza, making the Cerro Rico or "Rich Hill" and the Imperial Villa of Potosí instant legends, famous from Istanbul to Beijing. The Cerro Rico alone provided over half of the world's silver for a century, and even in decline, it remained the single richest source on earth. Potosí is the first interpretive history of the fabled mining city's rise and fall. It tells the story of global economic transformation and the environmental and social impact of rampant colonial exploitation from Potosí's startling emergence in the 16th century to its collapse in the 19th. Throughout, Kris Lane's invigorating narrative offers rare details of this thriving city and its promise of prosperity. A new world of native workers, market women, African slaves, and other ordinary residents who lived alongside the elite merchants, refinery owners, wealthy widows, and crown officials, emerge in lively, riveting stories from the original sources. An engrossing depiction of excess and devastation, Potosí reveals the relentless human tradition in boom times and bust."--
Latin America in colonial times by Matthew Restall( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century"--
Pillaging the empire : global piracy on the high seas, 1500-1750 by Kris E Lane( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1500 and 1750, European expansion and global interaction produced vast wealth. As goods traveled by ship along new global trade routes, piracy also flourished on the world's seas. Pillaging the Empire tells the fascinating story of maritime predation in this period, including the perspectives of both pirates and their victims. Brushing aside the romantic legends of piracy, Kris Lane pays careful attention to the varied circumstances and motives that led to the rise of this bloodthirsty pursuit of riches, and places the history of piracy in the context of early modern empire building. This second edition of Pillaging the Empire has been revised and expanded to incorporate the latest scholarship on piracy, maritime law, and early modern state formation. With a new chapter on piracy in East and Southeast Asia, Lane considers piracy as a global phenomenon. Filled with colorful details and stories of individual pirates from Francis Drake to the women pirates Ann Bonny and Mary Read, this engaging narrative will be of interest to all those studying the history of Latin America, the Atlantic world, and the global empires of the early modern era."--Provided by publisher
The riddle of Latin America by Kris E Lane( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and silver : a history of piracy in the Caribbean and Central America by Kris E Lane( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de piraterij in het Caribisch gebied en Midden-Amerika. De auteur verwerpt het romantisch beeld van de piraten en beschrif
Piracy in the early modern era : an anthology of sources( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents a sea change in educational resources for the history of piracy. In a single, readable, and affordable volume, Lane and Bialuschewski present a wonderfully diverse body of primary texts on sea raiders. Drawn from a variety of sources, including the authors' own archival research and translations, these carefully curated texts cover over two hundred years (1548-1726) of global, early-modern piracy. Lane and Bialuschewski provide glosses of each document and a succinct introduction to the historical context of the period and avoid the romanticized and Anglo-centric depictions of maritime predation that often plague work on the topic
Latin America in colonial times by Matthew Restall( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few milestones in human history are as momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. The fully revised textbook Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but informative new package, revealing how a new civilization and region - Latin America - emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic, and to the indigenous peoples whose lands were invaded. From the dawn of empires in the fifteenth century, through the conquest age of the sixteenth and to the end of empire in the nineteenth, the book combines broad brushstrokes with anecdotal details that bring the era to life. This new edition incorporates the newest scholarship on Spain, Portugal, and Atlantic Africa, in addition to Latin America itself, with indigenous and African views and women's experiences and contributions to colonial society highlighted throughout
World in the making : a global history by Bonnie G Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A World in the Making is a kind of anthropological journey taken by four historians that assumes all societies are "hot," and all people make history and always have. We argue in our emphasis on lives and livelihoods for a world constructed, altered, renovated, remade by ordinary people even as we acknowledge the genius of individual innovators, disruptors who broke the mold or struck out in some new direction."--Provided by publisher
Sources for world in the making : a global history by Bonnie G Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piracy by Kris E Lane( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquest of Peru by Kris E Lane( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossroads and cultures by Bonnie G Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossroads and cultures : a history of the world's peoples( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining the margins : precious metals extraction and forced labor regimes in the Audiencia of Quito, 1534-1821 by Kris E Lane( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining, gold, and silver by Kris E Lane( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pillaging the empire : piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750
Pillaging the empire : piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750Quito 1599 : city and colony in transitionThe Indian militia and description of the IndiesDefending the conquest : Bernardo de Vargas Machuca's Defense and discourse of the western conquestsLatin America in colonial timesThe riddle of Latin America
Alternative Names
Kris E. Lane

Kris Lane Canadees auteur

Kris Lane Canadian-American Fulbright scholar, researcher, professor, and author

Kris Lane kanadisch-amerikanischer Historiker

Lane, Kris.

Lane, Kris 1967-

Lane Kris E.

Lane, Kris Eugene, 1967-

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كريس لين

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