Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 - Cambridge Latin American Studies (Hardback)Inga Clendinnen (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'This is a splendid book by a gifted historian.' Steve J. Stern, The American Historical Review
'This is an intricate story, by turns exhilarating and depressing, of cultural interaction among parties whose motives were consciously and unconsciously at variance. . . . Clendinnen's reconstruction is a model of historical intelligence and anthropological empathy couched in superbly crafted prose." Frederick P. Bowser, Latin American Research Review
'[Clendinnen's] analysis of the symbolic forms of everyday life sheds new light on the relationship between the 'social' and the 'sacred'.' Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
'A worthwhile contribution.' Matthew Restall, UCLA Historical Journal
"Clendinnen's elegantly written work describes the devastating effects of Spanish conquest and settlement on the politically fragmented Maya of the Yucatan until 1570.... Her account of the 1562 investigation into Maya religious practices and the political conflicts that accompanied it makes fascinating reading." Choice
"This is a splendid book by a gifted historian. With great subtlety and imagination, Inga Clendinnen draws us into the swirls of missteps, ambitions, deceptions, and fantasies that constituted the conquest drama in Yucatan....Clendinnen has written a remarkably powerful and compelling book....This study ranks among the very best scholarship on the region and will dazzle any serious student of native American peoples, Christian missionaries, and colonial situations." American Historical Review
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