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Unformatted text preview: n today, why the Spanish Empire was constantly in debt. There is a lot of speculation, the notes of exchange. promise to pay people in silver, paper that indicate silver will be given for goods (silver that isn’t in Spain yet) But, the people who are given the paper can’t pay the contractors, etc. A chain of debt from the top to the bottom, a lot of speculation generated. All these conflicts within Europe, i.e. the Netherlands, with some who wanted to be a part of the Spanish Empire, some not. These notes of exchange were used everywhere, as there was little currency. Waiting on the silver ship to arrive. Kamen talks about the importance of Castilian Spanish as the basis of conversation, but never dominated the societies of the new world. Outside the Iberian peninsula, people in Europe didn’t identify themselves as Spanish even if they were a part of the Empire. Kamen emphasizes that in the Americas they spoke Spanish, but did everyone? Could represent your position in society position of power required it. Could be a part of trading, probably necessary. Could be resistance to the Spanish preserve indigenous cultures, preserve native language. Republicas de Indios, Conversion: did you have to speak Spanish? The Jesuits learned the native language, but the Jesuits taught Spanish. To defend your rights and laws, Spanish was necessary. The Spanish language was not an imposition of the Spanish language, but rather necessary to survive and move about in the system of...
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