Colonial Spanish America A Documentary History

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  • Copyright: 1998-04-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people-people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not repeat, the work of existing texts on this

Table of Contents

Editors' Note
List of Illustrations
Introduction - Texts and Images for Colonial History
Old Worlds and the Time of Discoveries
The Ancestors of the People Called Indians: A View from Huarochiri, Peru (ca. 1598-1608)p. 3
The Inka's Tunics (fifteenth to sixteenth centuries)p. 14
The Lords and Holy Men of Tenochtitlan Reply to the Franciscans, 1524 (1564)p. 19
The Aztec Stone of the Five Eras (late fifteenth century)p. 23
Coexistence in the Medieval Spanish Kingdoms (ninth to twelfth centuries)p. 27
The Coming of the White People: Reflections on the Mythologization of History in Latin Americap. 34
Orders Given to "the Twelve" (1523)p. 46
Francisco de Vitoria on the Evangelization of Unbelievers, Salamanca, Spain (1534-35)p. 52
Two Woodcuts Accompanying a 1509 German Translation of Amerigo Vespucci's Letter to Pietro Soderini (1504)p. 65
Christoph Weiditz's Drawing of an Indian Woman of Mexico (1529)p. 71
Christoph Weiditz's Drawing of a Morisco Woman and Her Daughter at Home (1529)p. 74
The Americas as New Worlds for All?
Fray Pedro de Gante's Letter to Charles V, Mexico City (1552)p. 81
The Evils of Cochineal, Tlaxcala, Mexico (1553)p. 90
The Indian Pueblo of Texupa in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (1579)p. 94
Fray Juan Izquierdo's Letter and Report to Charles V, Barcelona, Spain (1552)p. 101
Alonso Ortiz's Letter to His Wife, Mexico City (1574?)p. 105
Jeronimo de Benarcama's Letter to Francisco de Borja, Granada, Spain (1566)p. 108
Jose de Acosta on the Salvation of the Indians (1588)p. 115
Miguel Hernandez, Master of Mule Trainsp. 125
Two Images from the Codex Osuna, Mexico City (1565)p. 132
Two Images from the Codex Sierra, Oaxaca, Mexico (1555, 1561)p. 136
Fray Diego Valades's Ideal Atrio and Its Activities (1579)p. 138
The Huejotzingo Altarpiece, Mexico (1586)p. 141
Thomas B. F. Cummins and William B. Taylor: The Mulatto Gentlemen of Esmeraldas, Ecuadorp. 147
Spanish American Baroque in a Long Seventeenth Century
Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's Appeal Concerning the Priests, Peru (ca. 1615)p. 153
Pedro de Leon Portocarrero's Description of Lima, Peru (early seventeenth century)p. 165
The Church and Monastery of San Francisco, Lima, Peru (1673)p. 176
Beatriz de Padilla, Mulatta Mistress and Motherp. 178
Fruits of the Faith in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 185
Santa Rosa of Lima According to a Pious Accountant (1617)p. 194
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz's Letter to Sor Filotea (1691)p. 203
Portraits of Santa Rosa and Sor Juanap. 211
Mutilated Memory: Reconstruction of the Past and the Mechanisms of Memory among Seventeenth-Century Otomisp. 214
Francisco de Avila's Christmas Eve Sermon (1646)p. 227
The Witness Francisco Poma y Altas Caldeas of San Pedro de Acas, Cajatambo, Peru (1657)p. 236
Crossing and Dome of the Rosary Chapel, Church of Santo Domingo, Puebla, Mexico (1632-1690)p. 250
Two Paintings of a Corpus Christi Procession in Cusco, Peru (ca. 1674-1680)p. 253
Bourbon Rules and American Practices in a Short Eighteenth Century
Nicolas Nenguiru's Letter to the Governor of Buenos Aires (1753)p. 263
Jose de Galvez's Decrees for the King's Subjects in Mexico (1769, 1778)p. 270
The Foundation of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Morenos de Amapa, Mexico (1769)p. 274
Concolorcorvo Engages the Postal Inspector about Indian Affairs, Lima, Peru (1776)p. 282
Parish Priests and Indian Resistance in Late Colonial Mexicop. 289
Taxonomy of a Colonial "Riot" The Arequipa Disturbances of 1780p. 298
Juan Francisco Dominguez's Discourses on the Ten Commandments, Mexico (1805)p. 316
Two Castas Paintings from Eighteenth-Century Mexicop. 322
Late Eighteenth-Century Inscriptions on Fountains and Monuments in Mexico Cityp. 328
Tupac Amaru I, Remembered (eighteenth century)p. 334
"America Nursing Spanish Noble Boys," Peru (ca. 1770s)p. 339
Jose Maria Morelos's "Sentiments of the Nation," Chilpancingo, Mexico (1813)p. 341
The Argentine Declaration of Independence, San Miguel de Tucuman (1816)p. 345
Glossaryp. 347
Notes on Selections and Sourcesp. 353
Indexp. 361
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