Book , Online in English

Memories of conquest : becoming Mexicano in colonial Guatemala

Laura E. Matthew.
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
  • 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • Electronic books.
  • Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's New World empire? Laura Matthew's study of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala--the study first to focus on a single allied colony over the entire colonial period--places the Nahua, Zapotec, and Mixtec conquistadors of Guatemala and their descendants within a deeply Mesoamerican historical context. Drawing on archives, ethnography, and colonial Mesoamerican maps, Matthew argues that the conquest cannot be fully.
  • Indigenous invasions: Mexicans & Maya from Teotihuacan to Tollan
  • Templates of conquest: warfare & alliance in the shadow of Tenochtitlan
  • Indian conquistadors: conquest & settlement in Central America
  • The primacy of place: ciudad vieja as Indian town & colonial altepetl
  • Creating memories: militias, cofradías, cabildos, & compadres
  • Particularly Ladinos: language, Ladinization, & Mexicano identity.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index.
Additional form
  • 9780807882580
  • 0807882585
  • 9781469601793
  • 1469601796
  • Alternate version: 9780807835371
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 792684556