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The Spanish Monarchy and the Creation of the Viceroyalty of New Granada (1717-1739)

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Book Series: Early American History Series ISBN: 9789004308794 Year: Pages: 340 DOI: 10.1163/9789004308794 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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In The Spanish Monarchy and the Creation of the Viceroyalty of New Granada (1717-1739), Francisco A. Eissa-Barroso analyzes the politics behind the most salient Bourbon reform introduced in Spanish America during the early eighteenth century. Readership: Scholars and students of colonial Spanish America, the Spanish Atlantic, and early modern Spain interested in both empire and colonialism and, furthermore, the development and administration of early modern, fiscal military states.

The Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts

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Book Series: The Early Americas: History and Culture ISBN: 9789004193581 Year: Pages: 600 DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004187528.i-572 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
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This handbook surveys and describes the illustrated Mixtec manuscripts that survive in Europe, the United States and Mexico.

The Rain Gods’ Rebellion

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ISBN: 9781607329565 9781607329565 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.5876/9781607329565 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Ethnology
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"The Rain Gods’ Rebellion examines Nahua oral narratives to illuminate the cultural basis of the 1977–1984 rebellion against the local Hispanic elite in Huitzilan de Serdán, Mexico. Drawing from forty years of fieldwork in the region, James M. Taggart traces the sociopolitical role of Nahua rain gods—who took both human and divine forms—back hundreds of years and sheds new light on the connections between social experiences and the Nahua understanding of water and weather in stories. As Taggart shows, Nahua tales of the rain gods’ rebellion anticipated the actual 1977 land invasion in Huitzilan, in which some 200–300 Nahua were killed. The Rain Gods’ Rebellion reveals how local culture evolves from the expression of unrest to organized insurgency and then into collective memory. Taggart records a tradition of storytelling in which Nahuas radicalized themselves through recounting the rain gods’ stories—stories of the gods organizing and striking with bolts of lightning the companion spirits of autocratic local leaders who worked closely with mestizos. The tales are part of a tradition of resisting the friars’ efforts to convert the Nahuas, Totonacs, Otomi, and Tepehua to Christianity and inspiring nativistic movements against invading settlers. Providing a rare longitudinal look at the cultural basis of this grassroots insurgency, The Rain Gods’ Rebellion offers rare insight into the significance of oral history in forming Nahua collective memory and, by extension, culture. It will be of significance to scholars of Indigenous studies, anthropology, oral history, and violence studies, as well as linguistic anthropologists and sociolinguists."

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