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Genealogical fictions : limpieza de sangre, religion, and gender in colonial Mexico

Author: María Elena Martínez
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the relationship between the Spanish concept of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) and colonial Mexico's sistema de castas, a hierarchical system of social classification based primarily  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: María Elena Martínez
ISBN: 9780804756488 0804756481
OCLC Number: 180989420
Description: xiv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The emergence of the Spanish statutes of limpieza de sangre --
Race, purity, and gender in sixteenth-century Spain --
Juridical fictions : the certification of purity and construction of communal memory --
Nobility and purity in the República de Indios --
Nobility and purity in the República de Espanoles --
The initial stages and socioreligious roots of the sistema de castas --
The probanza de limpieza de sangre in colonial and transatlantic space --
Religion, law, and race : the question of purity in seventeenth-century Mexico --
Changing contours : limpieza de sangre in the age of reason and reform.
Responsibility: María Elena Martínez.
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"Genealogical Fictions is the first serious treatment in English of the origins of the sistema de castas and racial ideology in colonial Mexico." - Susan Deans-Smith, University of Texas at Austin"

 
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