Donation systems were fundamental in the imperial organization of the Spanish monarchy, both in the Mediterranean and the Indies. The Crown, without creating a direct system of political representation in America, implemented fundraising systems emphasizing voluntary donations as an alternative to representative assemblies. Thus commenced an extraordinary process in the New World of fundraising the resources necessary to manage its imperial interests. During the first half of the seventeenth century, a governor in the Philippines and a presiding governor of the Guatemalan Audience each requested voluntary donations from acting officials under their respective jurisdictions. This reinforced the donation-based funding system in the Americas.
|Translated title of the contribution||The tax system for donations in the Indies as an alternative to European representative assemblies: A reinterpretation of the empire (16th and 17th centuries)|
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Mexican Studies - Estudios Mexicanos|
|State||Published - 1 Nov 2019|