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Imagining histories of colonial Latin America : synoptic methods and practices

Author: Karen Melvin, (Assistant Professor of History); Sylvia Sellers-García; Davíd Carrasco
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Religions of the Americas series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America. It demonstrates ways of making sense of the past through approaches that aggregate more than they dissect and suggest more than they conclude. Sidestepping more conventional approaches that divide content by subject, source, or historiographical  Read more...
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Imagining histories of colonial Latin America.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017017336
(OCoLC)1007497499
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Melvin, (Assistant Professor of History); Sylvia Sellers-García; Davíd Carrasco
ISBN: 9780826359230 082635923X
OCLC Number: 1005877646
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 283 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Asking questions in the restless discipline of context / Karen Melvin --
Double vision: dichotomies in the study of Latin America / Paul Ramírez --
Making sense of geographies: regionalism in the study of Latin American history / Nicole von Germeten --
Moving across disciplines: context, theory, and colonial sources / Ivonne del Valle --
Quiet voices and laconic sources: a synoptic approach to wills / Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara --
Researching beyond institutional documents: the power of suggestion / Rachel Moore --
What's in an object: Plato, Aristotle, and the Virgin of Copacabana / Sean F. McEnroe --
Thinking at the margins: subalterns and the Spanish American past / Kristin Huffine --
Telling stories of continuity and change / José Refugio de la Torre Curiel --
Foregrounding marginal voices: writing women's stories using solicitation trials / Jessica Delgado --
Writing style and audience / Sylvia Sellers-García --
Confession and the art of reading / Matthew D. O'Hara --
Solicitation stories: reading confession between history and literature / Seth Kimmel --
Ritual, intimacy, and emotion in sacramental spaces / Jennifer Scheper Hughes --
A confusion of tongues or the want of schooling: a Carmelite vision of humble penitents / Sean F. McEnroe --
Mendacious texts: the art of confessional dissimulation / Paul Ramírez --
Advice and warnings for new confessors by a discalced Carmelite friar and priest / translated by Karen Melvin, Paul Ramírez, and Sylvia Sellers-García.
Series Title: Religions of the Americas series
Other Titles: Essays on synoptic methods and practices
Advertencias para los nuevos confesores.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Melvin and Sylvia Sellers-García ; foreword by Davíd Carrasco.

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