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“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


The Path to the Convent

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the process of becoming a nun in colonial Mexico. It discusses the social and economic milieu in which female convents developed and suggests that the requirements of purity of ... More


Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche before the Inquisition: The Travails of a Seventeenth-Century Aristocratic Woman in New Mexico

Ramón A. Gutiérrez

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the case of Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche, the wife of colonial New Mexico’s governor, Don Bernardo López de Mendizábal, who was jailed by the Holy Office of the Inquisition ... More


The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico

Matthew D. O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300233933
eISBN:
9780300240993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300233933.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Going against the grain of most existing scholarship, this book explores the archives of colonial Mexico to uncover a history of “futuremaking.” While historians and historical anthropologists of ... More


Introduction

Matthew D. O'Hara

in The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300233933
eISBN:
9780300240993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300233933.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the analysis of time experience and futuremaking through historical case studies in colonial Mexico. Colonial Mexico developed a culture of ... More


Becoming Indian in Colonial California

Lisbeth Haas

in Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276468
eISBN:
9780520956742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276468.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Indian did not convey a single status in Mexico but varied, depending on place and circumstance. This chapter investigates what it meant to become Indian in colonial California and argues that, ... More


The Spiritual Meanings of Religious Life

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the spiritual themes that permeated and guided life in the convent in colonial Mexico. It analyzes the meaning of vows, devotional practices, and the extraordinary power of the ... More


Indian Brides of Christ

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the surprising and unexpected admission of Indian women into nunneries in colonial Mexico following the foundation of Corpus Christi in 1724. It suggests that the admission of ... More


Writing in the Cloisters

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the writings of nuns in colonial Mexico. It describes some significant features of the circumstances that encouraged writing among nuns and several of the diverse forms of ... More


Rethinking Indigenous Devotions in Central Mexico

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/9780804773287.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about indigenous devotion, idolatry, and religious dissent in colonial Mexico. It discusses the periodization and conceptual scheme for ... More


The Struggle Over Vida Común

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the struggle over the so-called vida común in the history of nunneries in colonial Mexico. It explains that under this form of observance, nuns would eat in a refectory sharing ... More


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

Amy G. Remensnyder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199892983
eISBN:
9780199388868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, World Early Modern History

This book brings together medieval Iberia, colonial Mexico, and colonial New Mexico through the largely unexplored history of the Virgin Mary as a figure of warfare and cross-cultural encounter. ... More


Introduction

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about convent life in colonial Mexico. This volume examines the rules that governed nunneries and analyzes the daily and personal ... More


The Novice Becomes a Nun

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the period of novitiate, or apprenticeship of religious life, in female convents in colonial Mexico. It suggests that this period was full of personal tensions, anguish, and ... More


Body, Soul, and Death

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the issue of health, sickness, and the meaning of death as part of the human experience of nuns in colonial Mexico. It explains that concern for the souls of the departed and ... More


Sexuality: A Challenge to Chastity

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the sexuality emerging from the close relationships forged between nuns and their confessors in colonial Mexico. It analyzes several forms of courtship and sexually charged ... More


Epilogue

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about convent life in colonial Mexico. It traces the history of the proliferation of women's monasteries and female spirituality and highlights the ... More


Government, Hierarchies, and Ceremonials

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the internal structure and order of the religious community in colonial Mexico. It highlights the importance of hierarchy and obedience in sustaining the social framework of the ... More


Daily Life in the Convent

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the daily life of nuns in colonial Mexico, focusing on the permeability of the cloisters and its interdependence with the community outside its walls. It suggests that ... More


Interpreters

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

Interpreters, both Spanish and Indian, played a crucial role in the military conquest of Mexico and in the secular and ecclesiastical administration of the viceroyalty of New Spain. Dependence on ... More


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