Economia e Sociedade
versión impresa ISSN 0104-0618
OLIVEIRA, Tiago Kramer de. Deciphering hieroglyphs: the trade capital in the center of South America (1718-1750). Econ. soc. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp. 661-690. ISSN 0104-0618. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-06182011000300008.
This article examines characteristics of colonial economic reproduced in an area of intense gold exploration, seeking to rebuild links between the various economic activities and trade capital. The spatial area of our study covers the mines of Cuiaba and the mines of Mato Grosso, territories located in the heart of South America, and that in the first half of the eighteenth century were part of the Vila Real do Senhor Bom Jesus do Cuiabá, subject to administrative captaincy of São Paulo, in the extreme west of the State of Brazil.
Palabras llave : Colonial economy; Trade capital; Captaincy of São Paulo; Captaincy of Mato Grosso; Eighteenth century.