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Dancing the New World
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Analyzing the extensive accounts of Aztec dance practices in colonial-era European chronicles, histories, letters, and travel books, this volume reveals the surprising and crucial role that dance played in the European conquest and colonization of the Americas.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Appendices
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Maps and Images
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 1. On the Areíto: Discovering Dance in the New World
  2. pp. 24-43
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  1. 2. Unfaithful Imitation: Friar Toribio de Benavente “Motolinía” and the “Counterfeit” Histories of Dance
  2. pp. 44-55
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  1. 3. The Sacrifices of Representation: Dance in the Writings of Friar Bernardino de Sahaguún
  2. pp. 56-89
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  1. 4. Dances of Death: The Massacre at the Festival of Toxcatl
  2. pp. 90-126
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  1. 5. The Mystery of Movement: Dancing in Colonial New Spain
  2. pp. 127-149
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  1. Color Section
  2. pp. A-H
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 150-152
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  1. Appendices A– J
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 173-186
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 187-196
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-228
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