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Native Wills from the Colonial Americas: Dead Giveaways in a New World (Hardback)
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Native Wills from the Colonial Americas: Dead Giveaways in a New World (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 31/01/2016
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Native Wills from the Colonial Americas showcases new testamentary sources from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. It provides readers with translations and analyses of wills written in Spanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, K'iche' Maya, Mixtec, and Wampanoag.

Divided into three thematic sections, the book provides insights and details that further our understanding of indigenous life in the Americas under colonial rule. Part One employs testaments to highlight the women of Native America and the ways their lives frequently challenged prescribed gender roles and statuses. Part Two uses testaments to illustrate the strategies of the elite in both negotiating and maintaining their power in a colonial, Spanish world. Part Three contributes to our understanding of the individual and collective nature of death by extracting from wills the importance of conversion, kinship, and societal ties in the colonial Americas. Capturing individual voices during dramatic periods of change, the documents presented here help us understand how cultures both adapt and persist.

Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781607814160
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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"This collection offers a solid body of new scholarship on indigenous wills in the colonial Americas, as well as critical teaching tools for instructors in Latin American history and historical anthropology. For introductory courses, it provides access to transcribed primary source materials that offer key insights into indigenous social experiences during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. For advanced courses, the articles exemplify the diversity of interpretive approaches that scholars are currently employing to make sense of a crucial category of materials."
--Nathaniel P. VanValkenburgh, assistant professor of anthropology, University of Vermont


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