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Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past is a critical, annotated anthology of indigenous-authored texts, including the Nahua, Quechua, and Spanish originals, through which native peoples and Spaniards were able to convey their own perspectives on Spanish colonial order. It is the first volume to bring together native testimonies from two different areas of Spanish expansion in the Americas to examine comparatively these geographically and culturally distant realities of indigenous elites in the colonial period.
 
In each chapter a particular document is transcribed exactly as it appears in the original manuscript or colonial printed document, with the editor placing it in historical context and considering the degree of European influence. These texts show the nobility through documents they themselves produced or caused to be produced—such as wills, land deeds, and petitions—and prioritize indigenous ways of expression, perspectives, and concepts. Together, the chapters demonstrate that native elites were independent actors as well as agents of social change and indigenous sustainability in colonial society. Additionally, the volume diversifies the commonly homogenous term “cacique” and recognizes the differences in elites throughout Mesoamerica and the Andes.
 
Showcasing important and varied colonial genres of indigenous writing, Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past reveals some of the realities, needs, strategies, behaviors, and attitudes associated with the lives of the elites. Each document and its accompanying commentary provide additional insight into how the nobility negotiated everyday life. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers of Mesoamerican and Andean history, as well as those interested in indigenous colonial societies in the Spanish Empire.
 
Contributors: Agnieszka Brylak, Maria Castañeda de la Paz, Katarzyna Granicka, Gregory Haimovich, Anastasia Kalyuta, Julia Madajczak, Patrycja Prządka-Giersz
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Justyna Olko, Jan Szemiński
  3. pp. 3-8
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  1. Nahua and Quechua Elites of the Colonial Period: Continuity and Change in a Cross-Cultural Context
  2. Justyna Olko, Jan Szemiński
  3. pp. 9-62
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  1. Documents and Studies
  1. Legal Proceedings
  1. 1. Painting of the Idols of the Temple of Huitzilopochtli, Mexico Tenochtitlan, 1539–1540: Strategies to Safeguard Legitimacy
  2. Maria Castañeda de la Paz
  3. pp. 65-73
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  1. 2. Land Litigation, Tlatelolco, Mexico, 1558
  2. Julia Madajczak
  3. pp. 74-84
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  1. 3. Lawsuit Brought by Juan Jiménez, Ocotelolco, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1560
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 85-90
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  1. 4. Interrogation of Diego Xiuhnel, Tepeticpac, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1563
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 91-96
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  1. 5. Investigation Regarding a Murder, Aquetzalpan, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1564
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 97-102
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  1. 6. Land Sale Document, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1607/1608
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 103-107
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  1. 7. Land Sale Document, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1612
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 108-112
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  1. 8. Land Sale Document, Santa Bárbara Tamazolco, Mexico, 1637
  2. Justyna Olko, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 113-115
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  1. 9. Land Sale Document, Cholula, Mexico, 1695
  2. Justyna Olko
  3. pp. 116-120
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  1. 10. Dispute over Land Inheritance, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1706
  2. John Sullivan
  3. pp. 121-127
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  1. 11. Dispute over Land Inheritance, San Juan Ixtenco, Mexico, 1758
  2. Justyna Olko, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 128-134
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  1. Wills
  1. 12. Testament of Catalina Papan, Tehuitzco, Mexico, 1571
  2. Justyna Olko
  3. pp. 137-143
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  1. 13. Testament of María Toztecayatl, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1576/1600
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 144-149
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  1. 14. Testament of Tomás Feliciano, Omaxac Huehuecalco, Coyoacan, Mexico, 1579
  2. Justyna Olko
  3. pp. 150-156
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  1. 15. Testament of María Lapan, Ydcar Ayllu, Peru, 1596 (?)
  2. Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 157-162
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  1. 16. Testament of Catalina Carguay Chumbi, Guarochiri, Peru, 1608
  2. Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 163-172
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  1. 17. Testament of Martín Rimanga, San Gerónimo, Peru, 1612
  2. Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 173-182
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  1. 18. Testament of Francisca de los Angeles, San Luis Obispo Chalco Tlalmanalco, Mexico, 1633/1743
  2. John Sullivan
  3. pp. 183-190
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  1. 19. Testament of Don Diego de San Pedro, a Bill of Sale, and a Declaration of Wages, Santiago Tzacualco, Mexico, 1644
  2. Julia Madajczak
  3. pp. 191-200
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  1. 20. Testament of Doña Juana Flores, Ambar, Peru, 1649
  2. Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 201-215
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  1. 21. Testament of María Juana, San Juan Ixtenco, Mexico, 1739
  2. Justyna Olko
  3. pp. 216-220
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  1. Peitions and Letters
  1. 22. Petition of Don Pedro de San Juan, Yauhtepec, Mexico, 1545–1559 (?)
  2. Julia Madajczak, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 223-226
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  1. 23. Petition of Don Antonio Cortés, Governor and Lord of the Town Called Tlacopan, Mexico, 1552
  2. Julia Madajczak, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 227-231
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  1. 24. Letter of the Municipal Council of Tollan Xicocotitlan, Mexico, 1557
  2. Anastasia Kalyuta
  3. pp. 232-240
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  1. 25. Petition for Coat of Arms for Don Francisco Verdugo, Teotihuacan, Mexico, 1558
  2. Julia Madajczak, Jan Szemiński, John Sullivan
  3. pp. 241-245
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  1. 26. Petition of the Rulers of Amacatlan Mamepan, Soconusco, Mexico, 1562
  2. Justyna Olko
  3. pp. 246-250
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  1. 27. Petition Concerning Cultivated Land Presented by María Quetzalcocoliztli, Ocotelolco, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1563
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 251-255
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  1. 28. Complaint of the Indigenous People from Huamuxtitlan against the Abuses of Local Authorities, Guerrero, 1580
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 256-265
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  1. 29. Petition of the Residents of Santa Isabel Xiloxochtlan and San Luis Teolocholco, Mexico, 1624
  2. John Sullivan
  3. pp. 266-269
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  1. 30. Complaint Concerning a Bad Priest, Coatlan de Puertos Abajo, Jalisco, Mexico, 1637
  2. Justyna Olko
  3. pp. 270-274
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  1. Accounts and Ecclesiastical Writing
  1. 31. Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Mexicana, 1548: Nahuatl Rulership Terminology in the Christian Text of Sermon 5
  2. Katarzyna Granicka
  3. pp. 277-282
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  1. 32. Account of the Commissioning of an Image of the Virgin Mary, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1600
  2. Agnieszka Brylak
  3. pp. 283-286
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  1. 33. T’unapa’s Coming: A Fragment of the Chronicle by Don Joan de Santa Cruz Pacha Cuti Yamqui Salca Maygua, Peru, First Half of the Seventeenth Century
  2. Jan Szemiński
  3. pp. 287-294
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  1. 34. Ritual formulario e institución de curas of Juan Pérez Bocanegra, 1631: The Terminology of Andean Social Hierarchy in the Confession of Kurakas
  2. Gregory Haimovich
  3. pp. 295-314
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  1. 35. Ritual formulario e institución de curas of Juan Pérez Bocanegra, 1631: Confession of Indigenous Notaries
  2. Jan Szemiński
  3. pp. 315-326
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 327-334
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  1. References
  2. pp. 335-348
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-363
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607328346
Related ISBN
9781607328322
MARC Record
OCLC
1078636942
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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