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The Weeping Baby and the Nahua Corn Spirit: The Human Body as Key Symbol in the Huasteca Veracruzana, Mexico

Alan R. Sandstrom

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In looking into meaning systems, symbols, and the emic aspects of their cultural studies, several North American anthropologists have drawn attention to interpreting the behavior of people. As such, ... More


Cacao Production, Tribute, and Wealth in Sixteenth-century Izalcos, El Salvador

William R. Fowler

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses changing trends in the production of cacao plants in Izalcos, El Salvador, during the sixteenth century. The use of cacao as money in Mesoamerica is connected to long-distance ... More


Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Laura E. Matthew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's ... More


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Mark Christensen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines ecclesiastical texts written in Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya to illustrate their role in conveying and reflecting various Catholic messages—and thus Catholicisms—throughout colonial ... More


The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

David Tavarez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the conquest of Mexico, colonial authorities attempted to enforce Christian beliefs among indigenous peoples—a project they envisioned as spiritual warfare. This book assesses this immense but ... More


Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Susan Schroeder (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769488
eISBN:
9780804775069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769488.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés' conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's ... More


Marian Conquistadors and Lay Evangelists

Amy G. Remensnyder

in La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199892983
eISBN:
9780199388868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, World Early Modern History

Mary had many devotees among early sixteenth-century conquistadors. In the Caribbean and in Mesoamerica, they would call on Mary for help in battles with New World peoples, thus continuing medieval ... More


Adam’s World Tree and Paul’s Idols1

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter employs a Nahua sermon on the conversion of Paul and a Maya manuscript relating the creation of Adam to demonstrate how unpublished, unofficial religious texts could offer and reflect ... More


. Templates of Conquest Warfare & Alliance in the Shadow of Tenochtitlan

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter emphasizes that to understand the sixteenth-century Central American conquests, patterns of regional migrations, wars, and alliances should be taken into account. Focusing on those of ... More


. Indian Conquistadors: Conquest & Settlement in Central America

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Drawing on Nahua and Oaxacan allies' earliest memories of conquest, this chapter discusses the invasion of Central America and the establishment of colonies in the conquered areas. Tens of thousands ... More


Local Cosmologies and Secular Extirpators in Nahua Communities, 1571–1662

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the modifications in policies, methodology, and objectives of idolatry eradicators in Nahua communities in Central Mexico during the period from 1571 to 1662. It analyzes the ... More


The View of the Empire from the Altepetl: Nahua Historical and Global Imagination

Silver Moon and Michael Ennis

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the specific case of postconquest Nahua politics, culture, and intellectual traditions in order to demonstrate the ways the Nahuas conceptualized colonialism and global ... More


“Here It Is Told”

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 offers readers a more general understanding of the significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México and the United States. It introduces the traditional story, dating back to the 16th ... More


Evangelization: Luis Laso de la Vega’s <i>huei tlamahuiçoltica</i> (1649)

Timothy Matovina

in Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190902759
eISBN:
9780190902780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902759.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Millions of devotees acclaim the Nahuatl-language Nican mopohua account of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego as the foundational text of the Guadalupe tradition. A number of ... More


Alphabetical Writing in Mesoamerican Historiography

José Rabasa

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0030
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines Nahua alphabetical writings. The Nahua historians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries apparently adopted the anno domini chronology and inscribed within a history of ... More


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