Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (Paperback)Laura E. Matthew (author)
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Shaped by pre-Columbian patterns of empire, alliance, warfare, and migration, the members of this diverse indigenous community became unified as the Mexicanos--descendants of Indian conquistadors in their adopted homeland. Their identity and higher status in Guatemalan society derived from their continued pride in their heritage, says Matthew, but also depended on Spanish colonialism's willingness to honor them. Throughout Memories of Conquest, Matthew charts the power of colonialism to reshape and restrict Mesoamerican society--even for those most favored by colonial policy and despite powerful continuities in Mesoamerican culture.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 19 mm
A unique perspective on the history of the conquest of Guatemala, and as such is a welcome addition to the colonial history of Latin America. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.--Choice
An impressive scholarly study.--Journal of Historical Geography
A welcome addition to the classroom and to the field. [Memories of Conquest] significantly advances our understanding of New Conquest history.--The Americas
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