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Population Geography of Calamity: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Yucatan

Citation

Whitmore, Thomas M. (1996). Population Geography of Calamity: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Yucatan. International Journal of Population Geography, 2(4), 291-311.

Abstract

This historical demography for Yucatan [Mexico] at the time of Spanish contact presents a number of problems. There were multiple Maya-Spaniard contacts before the Spaniards established a continuous presence after the protracted conquest of the Yucatan. The area of Yucatan that was controlled by the Spanish at any one time is not precisely known, and Yucatan offered ┬┐refuge' areas where the indigenous population could avoid Spanish control and counts. These issues are addressed here by considering different regions of the Yucatan and using a numerical computer simulation to generate new estimates of population that result from migration, warfare, agricultural calamity, and epidemics.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1220(199612)2:4<291::AID-IJPG39>3.0.CO;2-W

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

International Journal of Population Geography

Author(s)

Whitmore, Thomas M.

Year Published

1996

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

4

Pages

291-311

Reference ID

1135