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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (2): 349–400.
Published: 01 April 2003
... these competing “titles,”ostensibly written in the 1520s, to Spanish authorities in the 1690s. The titles present each community's account of the Spanish Conquest of Oaxaca and subsequent colonial events. We consider how the documents shed light on Mixtec and Nahua ethnic identity and historical memory...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Mexico: From the Beginning to the Spanish Conquest. By Alan Knight. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xix + 254 pp., pref- ace, series introduction, maps, bibliography, index. $60.00 cloth, $21.99 paper.) Mexico: The Colonial Era. By Alan Knight. (Cambridge: Cambridge Uni- versity Press...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 623–649.
Published: 01 July 2015
... behind the emergence of colonial indigenous religions. Language, Catechisms, and Mesoamerican Lords in Highland Guatemala: Addressing “God” after the Spanish Conquest Sergio Romero, University of Texas at Austin Abstract. The textual sources of indigenous Christianities in Guatemala embody...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (4): 693–719.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos A major debate in the history of the Spanish conquest of Guatemala revolves around Tecum (Tecún Umán), the K'iche' captain who died in confrontation with Pedro de Alvarado, according to sixteenth-century indigenous texts. Analysis of these texts shows that Tecum's...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (1): 127–148.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Francisco Garrido; Soledad González Abstract This article explores the changes and adaptation of warfare strategies in indigenous societies during the Spanish conquest, through a case study of Copiapó valley in northern Chile. Using ethnohistorical and archaeological data, it explores...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (1): 103–123.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Conquest of Mexico Chimalpahin Francisco López de Gómara agency indigenous collective memory The most representative, lasting narratives of the Conquest of Mexico tend to provide a Spanish-centered view of the event that highlights the efforts of the conquistadores while briefly mentioning...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 767–775.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Cynthia Radding American Society for Ethnohistory 2000 Conquest, Chronicles, and Cultural Encounters: The Spanish Borderlands of North America Cynthia Radding, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South’s...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., glossary, notes, bibliography, index, illustra- tions, maps. $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper.) Transcending Conquest: Nahua Views of Spanish Colonial Mexico. By Stephanie Wood. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. xii + 212 pp., preface, notes, bibliography, index, illustrations, map. $34.95 cloth...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (3): 405–406.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Thomas C. Anderson t.anderson@yale.edu Captives of Conquest: Slavery in the Early Modern Spanish Caribbean . By Erin Woodruff Stone . ( Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2021 . 288 pp., 6 b/w. $49.95 hardcover.). Copyright 2023 by American Society...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
...W. George Lovell Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas . Edited by Liebmann Matthew and Murphy Melissa S. . ( Santa Fe, NM : School for Advanced Research Press , 2011 . xiii + 325 pp., figures, tables, references...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (2): 289–315.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of Zinacantepec by 1574. By comparing population figures, household types, and migration patterns, this article reconsiders how Aztec invasion, and thereafter the Spanish conquest, affected population movements and stability in the Valley of Toluca, a former Aztec stronghold in central Mexico. Furthermore...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (4): 697–720.
Published: 01 October 2016
... history, by events occurring decades and generations prior to the Spanish conquest. Thus Nahua patrimonial restorationism helped induce precedents that explicitly afforded legal weight to local custom and ancestry at a critical early stage when imperial law with regard to Indian lands remained inchoate...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (4): 569–588.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Frederic Hicks On the eve of the Spanish conquest, and in the decades immediately thereafter, the indigenous population of Tlaxcala, in the Valley of Puebla, east of the Basin of Mexico, was grouped into four kingdoms ( tlahtocayotl or altepetl , generally called cabeceras in Spanish) of pre...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (2): 309–331.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Barry L. Isaac This article analyzes the indigenous testimony in the 1577–86 Relaciones Geográficas for central Mexico with regard to the demographic collapse that followed the Spanish Conquest. Although asked to indicate the causes of the enormous mortality and morbidity, the native informants...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 9–34.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., and gender inversions in Nahua society at the time of the Spanish conquest. The methodology used combines close narrative analysis with intellectual genealogy. The author argues that decoding the texts in this way allows us to uncover a cross-dressing male who engaged in “passive” homosexual acts and had...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 311–341.
Published: 01 April 2021
... encomiendas to Spaniards in recognition of their services in the conquest (Brokaw 2010 : 200; Spalding 2013 ). The first decades of the early colonial period were nonetheless plagued by corruption, as many Spanish encomenderos , in large part free from administrative oversight, extracted excessive tribute...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 553–578.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Ben Fallaw This political biography explores the ambiguous ethnicity of Bartolomé García Correa (1893-1978), the first person of Maya descent to govern Yucatán since the Spanish Conquest. Son of an upwardly mobile, Maya-speaking, afromestizo middle-class family, García Correa's normal education...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Robert M. Hill, II The new political offices introduced after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica created new challenges and opportunities for indigenous elites and their supporters. This article traces the careers of three Kaqchikel-Maya families in sixteenth-century Guatemala and reveals a range...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Mallory E. Matsumoto Abstract The colonial-era documents commonly referred to as títulos were composed in Maya communities of the Guatemalan highlands in the context of significant societal change following the initial Spanish conquests in the region in 1524. Based on detailed analysis of five...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (2): 269–295.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and morally justifying one’s own cause at the expense of the opposition. Scholars have long been aware that the Spanish-led conquest of the Americas was a discursive phenomenon as well as a military one. However, the influence of just war philosophy on conquistadors’ representations of their indigenous foes...