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Ambivalent conquests : Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570

Author: Inga Clendinnen
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge Latin American studies, 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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""Inga Clendinnen has written a remarkable book about the encounters of Spaniards and Maya peoples of the Yucatan Peninsula during the sixteenth century. Like the self-conscious categories used by the actors, separate halves of the book are devoted to the Spaniards and the Mayas, but at nearly every point Clendinnen connects the two histories and shows their interrelationships. People on both sides were changed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Inga Clendinnen
ISBN: 0521820316 9780521820318 0521379814 9780521379816 0521527317 9780521527316
OCLC Number: 50868309
Description: xvii, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Spaniards. Explorers ; Conquerors ; Settlers ; Missionaries ; Conflict ; Crisis ; Attrition ; Retrospections ; Epilogue : the hall of mirrors --
Indians. Finding out ; Connections ; Continuities ; Assent ; Epilogue : confusion of tongues.
Series Title: Cambridge Latin American studies, 61.
Responsibility: Inga Clendinnen.
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Both a specific study of conversion in a corner of the Spanish Empire, and a work with implications for the understanding of European domination and native resistance throughout the colonial world.  Read more...

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'Ambivalent Conquests sets a high standard of elegance in style and argument.' Nancy Farriss, Hispanic American Historical Review 'This is a splendid book by a gifted historian.' Steve J. Stern, The Read more...

 
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