Colonizing land, creating societies, making and remaking archival memories: family archives and social power in the Canary Islands from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries

  1. Gutiérrez de Armas, Judit 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Recovered voices, newfound questions: family archives and historical research
  1. Rosa, Maria de Lurdes (coord.)
  2. Nóvoa, Rita Sampaio da (coord.)
  3. Gago, Alice Borges (coord.)
  4. Câmara, Maria João da (coord.)

Éditorial: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra

ISBN: 9789892617947

Année de publication: 2019

Pages: 237-251

Type: Chapitre d'ouvrage


This paper analyzes the evolution of family archive practices in the CanaryIslands during the Early Modern Age. Since the colonization of the islands to the implementation of liberalism, most of elite families needed the archive for several purposes in eachcontext: to manage the social reproduction of the family, to support the social promotion,to manage the family property or to create a noble family narrative. Through empiricalexamples this paper examines some events that involved new models of archival practicesby the insular elites.