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The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico

Crowned-Nun Portraits and Reform in the Convent

By James M. Córdova

Offering a pioneering interpretation of the “crowned nun” portrait, this book explores how visual culture contributed to local identity formation at a time when the colonial Church instituted major reforms that radically changed the face of New Spain’s convents and religious character.

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Maya Figurines

Intersections between State and Household

By Christina T. Halperin

The first systematic analysis of ceramic figurines from multiple regions of the Southern Maya Lowlands, this book explores the construction of the Late Classic period Maya state by considering how figurines found in household refuse deposits mirror the relationships the state had with households and individuals.

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Rainforest Cowboys

The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

By Jeffrey Hoelle

This ambitious interdisciplinary study is the first to examine the interlinked economic uses and cultural practices and beliefs surrounding cattle in Western Amazonia, where cattle raising is at the center of debates about economic development and environmental conservation.

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