Santiago De Guatemala 1541 1773

Autore: Christopher H. Lutz
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806129112
Grandezza: 79,68 MB
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Santiago de Guatemala was the colonial capital and most important urban center of Spanish Central America from its establishment in 1541 until the earthquakes of 1773. Christopher H. Lutz traces the demographic and social history of the city during this period, focusing on the rise of groups of mixed descent. During these two centuries the city evolved from a segmented society of Indians, Spaniards, and African slaves to an increasingly mixed population as the formerly all-Indian barrios became home to a large intermediate group of ladinos. The history of the evolution of a multiethnic society in Santiago also sheds light on the present-day struggle of Guatemalan ladinos and Indians and the problems that continue to divide the country today.

Santiago De Guatemala 1541 1773

Autore: Christopher Lutz
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 56,78 MB
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Historia Sociodemogr Fica De Santiago De Guatemala 1541 1773

Autore: Christopher Lutz
Editore:
ISBN: 9780910443029
Grandezza: 19,33 MB
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Vista: 8975
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Santiago De Guatemala

Autore: Christopher Lutz
Editore: Editorial USAC
ISBN: 9789993967026
Grandezza: 25,21 MB
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Seven Myths Of The Spanish Conquest

Autore: Matthew Restall
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839751
Grandezza: 18,53 MB
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Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cort?s, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.

Women Who Live Evil Lives

Autore: Martha Few
Editore: Univ of Texas Pr
ISBN:
Grandezza: 55,85 MB
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"This is a significant intellectual contribution that has the additional merit of being thoroughly readable and appealing to a broad [audience]. . . . The case studies are riveting, detailed with intensely personal, often sexually and socially charged examples, and clearly integrated with FewÕs overarching theoretical and conceptual framework. This is wonderful historical ethnographic material." ÑGrant D. Jones, author of The Conquest of the Last Maya Kingdom Women Who Live Evil Lives documents the lives and practices of mixed-race, Black, Spanish, and Maya women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers, and midwives in the social relations of power in Santiago de Guatemala, the capital of colonial Central America. Men and women from all sectors of society consulted them to intervene in sexual and familial relations and disputes between neighbors and rival shop owners; to counter abusive colonial officials, employers, or husbands; and in cases of inexplicable illness. Applying historical, anthropological, and gender studies analysis, Martha Few argues that womenÕs local practices of magic, curing, and religion revealed opportunities for womenÕs cultural authority and power in colonial Guatemala. Few draws on archival research conducted in Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain to shed new light on womenÕs critical public roles in Santiago, the cultural and social connections between the capital city and the countryside, and the gender dynamics of power in the ethnic and cultural contestation of Spanish colonial rule in daily life.

Beyond Black And Red

Autore: Matthew Restall
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 57,45 MB
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Beyond Black and Red is the first book to deal primarily and specifically with relations between Africans and native peoples in colonial Latin America. Matthew Restall has collected nine essays that represent contributions to the larger fields of colonial Latin American history, African diaspora studies, and ethnohistory. Among the subjects addressed are marriage and miscegenation, identity and nomenclature, cultural exchanges, labor, and cooperation in resisting colonialism versus collaboration. The authors examine core areas such as Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Brazil, and peripheral ones such as Florida, Colombia, and the Orinoco basin. The contributors find that relations between black and native peoples were sometimes harmonious, sometimes hostile, depending on local dynamics and individual agendas. Native and black soldiers fought sometimes as comrades, sometimes as adversaries, and couples in mixed marriages might identify as Indian or as black depending on where the advantage lay in a given society.

Guatemala

Autore: Ralph Lee Woodward
Editore: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN:
Grandezza: 16,83 MB
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Vista: 9913
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Historic Cities Of The Americas

Autore: David Marley
Editore: Abc-Clio Inc
ISBN: 9781576070277
Grandezza: 12,30 MB
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Vista: 145
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With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities.