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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 667–674.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Yanna Yannakakis This introduction poses the central question of this special issue: how did New Spain's colonial institutions and ethnically diverse colonial subjects use Nahuatl to administer and navigate a multilingual society? In response, I lay out a framework drawn from the articles and my...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 713–738.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., this article analyzes how these individuals served as more than just intermediaries between each cultural space. It suggests that mestizos and mulatos were much more prominent cultural actors than has generally been assumed. Their linguistic and cultural fluency helped shaped many aspects of New Spain's...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 July 2012
... for Ethnohistory 2012 Lakes, Canoes, and the Aquatic Communities of Xochimilco and Chalco, New Spain Richard Conway, Montclair State University Abstract. Canoes played a vital part in supporting the distinctive aquatic societies that Nahuas had fashioned from Lakes Xochimilco and Chalco in central...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (3): 573–574.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Robert C. Schwaller Reshaping New Spain: Government and Private Interests in the Colonial Bureaucracy, 1531-1550. By Ethilia Ruiz Medrano. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2006. x + 320 pp., introduction, appendix, glossary, bibliography, index. $65.00 cloth.) American Society...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Jacqueline Holler Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain . By Martin Austin Nesvig . ( Austin : University of Texas Press , 2018 . xxii +252 pp., preface, introduction, maps, figures, notes, index. $45.00 hardcover.) Copyright 2021 by American Society...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 291–310.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Diego Javier Luis Abstract During the seventeenth century, transatlantic and transpacific diasporas created one of the world’s most globalized early modern societies in New Spain. As the slave trades to the colonial centers of central Mexico reached frenetic levels after the turn of the seventeenth...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (4): 559–560.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Rebecca Dufendach The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain . By Lori Boornazian Diel . ( Austin : University of Texas Press , 2018 . viii+164 pp., appendices, color plates, notes, bibliography, index. $55.00 hardcover.). Copyright 2021 by American...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (3): 366–367.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Savannah Esquivel savannah.esquivel@ucr.edu Mapping Indigenous Land: Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain . By Ana Pulido Rull . ( Norman : University of Oklahoma Press , 2020 . x + 258 pp., acknowledgements, introduction, illustrations, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (3): 368–369.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Brian Larkin blarkin@csbsju.edu The Mexican Mission: Indigenous Reconstruction and Mendicant Enterprise in New Spain, 1521–1600 . By Ryan Dominic Crewe . ( New York : Cambridge University Press , 2019 . xviii + 305 pp., preface, introduction, maps, glossary, bibliography, index...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (2): 399–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Edward Wright-Rios Theater of a Thousand Wonders: A History of Miraculous Images and Shrines in New Spain . By William B. Taylor ( New York : Cambridge University Press , 2016 . xxvi +654 pp., preface, acknowledgments, introduction, figures, maps, tables, appendixes, index. $147.00...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 745–747.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... The book adds significantly to a trend that addresses gaps in our understanding of how Mesoamericans influenced the development of New Spain’s north. In San Luis Potosí itself, indigenous people interacted across a conurbation, or tight networks of distinct, yet interdependent communities. Drawing...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Spanish monarchs, King Philip II of Spain never saw the so-called New World with his own eyes. We can imagine, however, that it was constantly on his mind. Its unexpected inclusion in the Spanish empire certainly produced riches, but it came with the price of an administrative quagmire in terms of knowing...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 5. History of the Indies of New Spain and the Islands of Tierra Firme , “The Encounter of Cortés and Moctezuma.” Courtesy Biblioteca Nacional de España. More
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Figure 6. History of the Indies of New Spain and the Islands of Tierra Firme , “The People of Tlaxcala Receive Cortés in Peace.” Courtesy Biblioteca Nacional de España. More
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 129–157.
Published: 01 January 2007
... and Bodily Transgressions in New Spain Laura A. Lewis, James Madison University Abstract. Engaging primary documents and scholarly debates, this article examines an array of practices in colonial Mexico as it undertakes a discursive account of how gender ideologies informed the politics...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (4): 697–720.
Published: 01 October 2016
... colonialism encomienda cacicazgo land disputes noble Indians New Spain In early 1535 a group of Nahua (Aztec) noblemen appeared before the oidores (judges) of the Royal Audiencia of Mexico City, the colonial tribunal wielding supreme executive and judicial authority. Hailing from the altepetl...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 433–435.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Leslie Offutt Negotiation within Domination: New Spain's Indian Pueblos Confront the Spanish State . Edited by Medrano Ethelia Ruiz and Kellogg Susan . ( Boulder : University Press of Colorado , 2011 . xvii + 264 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, map, tables, bibliography...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (3): 362–363.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Gretchen Starr-LeBeau gretchen.starrlebeau@principia.edu Bad Christians, New Spains: Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World . By Byron Ellsworth Hamann . ( New York : Routledge , 2020 . xiv + 341 pp., acknowledgements, preface, epilogue, illustrations...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 95–116.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Travis Jeffres Abstract The Tlaxcalans famously aided Hernando Cortés’s overthrow of the Aztec Empire and provided large numbers of allies in Spain’s subsequent American conquests. In 1591 nearly one thousand Tlaxcalans were resettled along New Spain’s war-torn frontier in an effort to pacify...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (1): 125–161.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., the indigenous society accepted Spanish cultural elements, creating what we now know as the colonial society of New Spain. The indigenous coats of arms are an excellent example of how native iconographic elements were gradually incorporated into the otherwise strongly European medium, producing a new format...