Elites instruidas en la Costa Rica colonial, 1564-1718

Authors

  • Eduardo Madrigal Muñoz

Keywords:

Historia colonial, educación, elites coloniales, cabildos, estado colonial, prosopografía, redes sociales, Colonial history, education, colonial elites, colonial state, prosopography, social networks

Abstract

By means of a prosopographic study and using a social networks theoretical approach, this article explores the social functions of knowledge, as well as its ways of transmission in the Costarican colonial society. A documented presentation of the main traits of the evolution of the formal education in the period is also offered. As a result, the work concludes that knowledge was in the hands of a very narrow social network structured with very well connected individuals, who were also rich and politically powerful. These individuals used their position and their monopoly of knowledge to impede access to it to other social groups of the time, using it, at the same time, as a tool to sustain their social position.

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Published

2008-01-01

How to Cite

Madrigal Muñoz, Eduardo. 2008. “Elites Instruidas En La Costa Rica Colonial, 1564-1718”. Revista De Historia, no. 57-58 (January): 85-107. https://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/historia/article/view/1756.

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Costa Rica (peer reviewed section)

How to Cite

Madrigal Muñoz, Eduardo. 2008. “Elites Instruidas En La Costa Rica Colonial, 1564-1718”. Revista De Historia, no. 57-58 (January): 85-107. https://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/historia/article/view/1756.

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