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

Author: Inga Clendinnen
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, ©2003.
Series: Cambridge Latin American studies, 61
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Inga Clendinnen
ISBN: 0521379814 0521527317 0521820316 9780521379816 9780521527316 9780521820318
OCLC Number: 1120147055
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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""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, even transformed (when they were not destroyed) but she shows that in fun-damental perceptions and boundaries, they remained true to their past. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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