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Indian way of life and vision of the world, life in the reductions and a response to the critics . This last article is a transcript and French translation of the last seven chapters (6 to 12) of Book 3 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the first eight articles on the Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century , entitled:

  1. 1. Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century.
  2. 2. Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century.
  3. 3. Quality of the soil and description of the Indians.
  4. 4. Constructive works, beliefs and superstitions of the Indians, and how to convince them to join a reduction.
  5. 5. Trees, fruits, plants and mammals.
  6. 6. Birds, hunting, crocodiles, dolphins, fishes and fishing.
  7. 7 Fauna (last part), poisons and antidote, arms used by Indians for hunting and fishing.
  8. 8. Choice of a spouse, feasts and games, meals, food and drink, handicraft and arts.

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This article is a transcript and French translation of the five first chapters of Book 1 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the first article entitled Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century.

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This article is a transcript and French translation of the chapters 6 to 8 of Book 1 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the two first articles entitled Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century and Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century.

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This article is a transcript and French translation of the last chapters (9 to 12) of Book 1 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the three first articles on the Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century, entitled:1. Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century.2. Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century. 3. Quality of the soil and description of the Indians.

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This article is a transcript and French translation of the two first chapters (1 and 2) of Book 2 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the four first articles on the Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century, entitled: 1. Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century. 2. Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century. 3. Quality of the soil and description of the Indians. 4. Constructive works, believes and superstitions of the Indians, and how to convince them of joining a reduction.

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Birds, hunting, crocodiles, dolphins, fishes and fishing . This article is a transcript and French translation of four chapters (3 to 6) of Book 2 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the five first articles on the Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century , entitled:

  1. 1. Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century.
  2. 2. Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century.
  3. 3. Quality of the soil and description of the Indians.
  4. 4. Constructive works, believes and superstitions of the Indians, and how to convince them of joining a reduction.
  5. 5. Trees, fruits, plants and mammals.

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Fauna (last part), poisons and antidote, arms used by Indians for hunting and fishing . This article is a transcript and French translation of the last four chapters (7 to 10) of Book 2 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the first six articles on the Jesuit missions in the now-Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century , entitled:

  1. 1. Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century.
  2. 2. Jesuit missions in the now-Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century.
  3. 3. Quality of the soil and description of the Indians.
  4. 4. Constructive works, beliefs and superstitions of the Indians, and how to convince them to join a reduction.
  5. 5. Trees, fruits, plants and mammals.
  6. 6. Birds, hunting, crocodiles, dolphins, fishes and fishing.

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Choice of a spouse, feasts and games, meals, food and drink, handicraft and arts . This article is a transcript and French translation of the first five chapters of Book 3 of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F. X. Eder on the missions or reductions in the Amerindian nations of the Moxos and Baures. It is the continuation of the first seven articles on the Jesuit missions in the now-Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century , entitled:

  1. 1. Lima, Peru, and their inhabitants in the 18th century.
  2. 2. Jesuit missions in the now Bolivian Amazon basin in the 18th century.
  3. 3. Quality of the soil and description of the Indians.
  4. 4. Constructive works, belief and superstitions of the Indians, and how to convince them to join a reduction.
  5. 5. Trees, fruits, plants and mammals.
  6. 6. Birds, hunting, crocodiles, dolphins, fishes and fishing.
  7. 7. Fauna (last part), poisons and antidote, arms used by Indians for hunting and fishing.

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This is a transcript and its French translation of the first part of the Latin manuscript by the Jesuit F.-X. Eder about the missions or reductions in the 18th century in the now Bolivian Amazon basin. This article concerns the part Preliminary information about the Kingdom of Peru. With his personal experience and critical view Eder presents Lima in the 18th century, its inhabitants (Indians, Blacks and Spaniards), people's qualities and weaknesses, their lives and problems. Then he speaks about the mines where the Indians are exploited, one of the main reasons for thedecrease in population, about the agriculture and the slavery of the Blacks, about the means of communication and trade, about history and architecture, and about the relations with Spain and the Spaniards. He foresees the struggle for the independence of the colonies in America. Finally he broadens his discussion to the other Spanish colonies and to Brazil, the Portuguese colony, that borders on the Jesuit missions.

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