Tecnologías del Humanismo

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This books introduces the idea of Humanism as a set of technologies of culture that take preeminence in the social and political organization of 16th and 17th-century Spain and America. This technologies play an important adaptive role in an environment that had become global due to the explorations and travels around the globe and the trade network that connects Asia, America, and Europe. The increase of information liberated by this first globalization, the movements of people, goods, and money provoke the emergence of very complex social and cultural systems that are played out as tests of the social imagination and the mental abilities of individuals through very different humanistic tools.