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For more than 400 years, from the mid-16th century until the beginning of agrarian reform, the term hacienda (Spanish, originally “wealth,” from Lat. facienda, “things to be done”) denoted a market-oriented estate farm that produced grain and/or cattle in the arable high valleys and plateaus of Spanish North, Central, and South America. The hacienda existed as an estate farm of Spanish f…

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Liehr, Reinhard, “Hacienda”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020543>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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