Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History by William B. TaylorColonial Spanish America: A Documentary History by William B. Taylor

Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History

byWilliam B. Taylor, Kenneth Mills

Paperback | April 1, 1998

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Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people-people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not repeat, the work of existing texts on this period, and its focus on people makes it stand out from other books that have concentrated on the political and economic aspects of the culture. This text provides a detailed look at the cultural development of colonial Latin America using readings, documents, historical analysis, and visual materials, including photographs, drawings, and paintings. The book makes interesting and exciting use of the illustrations and documents, which show social changes, puzzling developments, and the experience of living in the colonial society. Religion and society are the integral themes of Colonial Spanish America. Religion becomes the nexus for much of what has been treated as political, social, economic, and cultural history during this period. Society is just as inclusive, allowing the reader to meet a variety of individuals-not faceless social groups. While some familiar faces and voices are included-namely those of Spanish conquerors, chroniclers, and missionaries-other, less familiar points of view complement and complicate the better-known narratives of this history. In treating Iberia and America, before as well as after their meeting, apparent contradictions emerge as opportunities for understanding; different perspectives become prompts for wider discussion. Other themes include exploration; military and spiritual conquest; and the formation, consolidation, reform, and collapse of colonial institutions of government and the Church, and the accompanying changes in the economy and labor. Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History is an excellent tool for Latin American history survey courses.
Title:Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 10.08 × 7.06 × 0.82 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0842025731

ISBN - 13:9780842025737

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editors' Note Chapter 2 List of Illustrations Chapter 3 Introduction-Texts and Images for Colonial History Part 4 I Old Worlds and the Time of Discoveries Chapter 5 The Ancestors of the People Called Indians Chapter 6 The Inka's Tunics Chapter 7 The Lords and Holy Men of Tenochtitlan Reply to the Franciscans, 1524 Chapter 8 The Aztec Stone of the Five Eras Chapter 9 Coexistence in the Medieval Spanish Kingdoms Chapter 10 The Coming of the White People Chapter 11 Orders Given to "the Twelve" Chapter 12 Francisco de Vitoria on the Evangelization of Unbelievers, Salamanca, Spain Chapter 13 Two Woodcuts Accompanying a 1509 German Translation of Amerigo Vespucci's Letter to Pietro Soderini Chapter 14 Christoph Weiditz's Drawing of an Indian Woman of Mexico Chapter 15 Christoph Weiditz's Drawing of a Morisco Woman and Her Daughter at Home Part 16 II The Americas as New Worlds for All? Chapter 17 Fray Pedro de Gante's Letter to Charles V, Mexico City Chapter 18 The Evils of Cochineal, Tlaxcala, Mexico Chapter 19 The Indian Pueblo of Texupa in Sixteenth-Century Mexico Chapter 20 Fray Juan Izuierdo's Letter and Report to Charles V, Barcelona, Spain Chapter 21 Alonso Ortiz's Letter to His Wife, Mexico City Chapter 22 Jeronimo de Benarcama's Letter to Francisco de Borja, Granada, Spain Chapter 23 Jose de Acosta on the Salvation of the Indians Chapter 24 Miguel Hernandez, Master of Mule Trains Chapter 25 Two Images from the Codex Osuna, Mexico City Chapter 26 Two Images from the Codex Sierra, Oaxaca, Mexico Chapter 27 Fray Diego Valades's Ideal Atrio and Its Activities Chapter 28 The Huejotzingo Altarpiece, Mexico Chapter 29 The Mulatto Gentlemen of Esmeraldas, Ecuador Part 30 III Spanish American Baroque in a Long Seventeenth Century Chapter 31 Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's Appeal Concerning the Priests, Peru Chapter 32 Pedro de Leon Portocarrero's Description of Lim, Peru Chapter 33 The Church and Monastery of San Francisco, Lima, Peru Chapter 34 Beatriz de Padilla, Mulatta Mistress and Mother Chapter 35 Fruits of the Faith in the Seventeenth Century Chapter 36 Santa Rosa of Lima According to a Pious Accountant Chapter 37 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz's Letter to Sor Filotea Chapter 38 Portraits of Santa Rosa and Sor Juana Chapter 39 Mutilated Memory Chapter 40 Francisco de Avila's Christmas Eve Sermon Chapter 41 The Witness Francisco Poma y Altas Caldeas of San Pedro de Acas, Cajatambo, Peru Chapter 42 Crossing and Dome of the Rosary Chapel, Church of Santo Domingo, Puebla, Mexico Chapter 43 Two Paintings of a Corpus Christi Procession in Cusco, Peru Part 44 IV Bourbon Rules and American Practices in a Short Eighteenth Century Chapter 45 Nicolas Nenguiru's Letter to the Governor of Buenos Aires Chapter 46 Jose de Galvez's Decrees for the King's Subjects in Mexico Chapter 47 The Foundation of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Morenos de Amapa, MExico Chapter 48 Concolorcorvo Engages the Postal Inspector about Indian Affairs, Lima, Peru Chapter 49 Parish Priests and Indian Resistance in Late Colonial Mexico Chapter 50 Taxonomy of a Colonial "Riot" Chapter 51 Juan Francisco Dominguez's Discourses on the Ten Commandments, Mexico Chapter 52 Two Castas Paintings from Eighteenth-Century Mexico Chapter 53 Late Eighteenth-Century Inscriptions on Fountains and Monuments in Mexico City Chapter 54 Tupac Amaru I, Remembered Chapter 55 "America Nursing Spanish Noble Boys," Peru Chapter 56 Jose Maria Morelos's "Sentiments of the Nation," Chilpancingo, Mexico Chapter 57 The Argentine Declaration of Independence, San Miguel de Tucuman Chapter 58 Glossary Chapter 59 Notes on Selections and Sources Chapter 60 Index

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[This collection] constitutes the most diverse and illuminating set yet assembled on colonial Spanish America.