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North America, 1513–1830

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After touching land in Florida in 1513, Spain seemed likely to conquer North America, but instead other major European powers jockeyed for control of the continent, with Britain taking the lead by the late seventeenth century. France came...

Central and South America, 1492–1820

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...European colonization, especially that led by Spain and Portugal, drove the architectural changes in Central and South America, including the Caribbean, from 1520 to 1820. The fall of the Aztec and Inca Empires, and the conquest also...