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Writing violence on the northern frontier : the historiography of sixteenth century New Mexico and Florida and the legacy of conquest

Author: José Rabasa
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: Latin America otherwise.
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Examines the conjunction between writing and violence that defined the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of the Americas (particularly North America) and in doing so, reveals why this conjunction  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rabasa, José, 1948-
Writing violence on the northern frontier.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606346173
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: José Rabasa
ISBN: 0822325357 9780822325352 0822325675 9780822325673
OCLC Number: 43662151
Description: xiv, 359 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: On Writing Violence: An Introduction --
1. Reading Cabeza de Vaca, or How We Perpetuate the Culture of Conquest --
2. The Mediation of the Law in the New Mexico Corpus, 1539-1610 --
3. Aesthetics of Colonial Violence: The Massacre of Acoma in Gaspar de Villagra's Historia de la Nueva Mexico --
4. Violence in de Soto Narratives: Moralistic Terrorism in Oviedo's Historia general --
5. "Porque soy indio": Subjectivity in Garcilaso's La Florida del Inca --
6. Of Massacre and Representation: Painting Hatred and Ceremonies of Possession in Protestant Anti-Spanish Pamphleteering.
Series Title: Latin America otherwise.
Responsibility: José Rabasa.
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