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Category: History Of The Americas|
The author of the book: Mark Christensen
Edition: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Date of issue: 31 Jan 2016
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 313 KB
City - Country: Salt Lake City, United States
Full description of the book Native Wills from the Colonial Americas : Dead Giveaways in a New World:Native Wills from the Colonial Americas showcases new testamentary sources from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. It provides readers with translations and analyses of wills written in Spanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, K'iche' Maya, Mixtec, and Wampanoag. Divided into three thematic sections, the book provides insights and details that further our understanding of indigenous life in the Americas under colonial rule. Part One employs testaments to highlight the women of Native America and the ways their lives frequently challenged prescribed gender roles and statuses. Part Two uses testaments to illustrate the strategies of the elite in both negotiating PDF and maintaining their power in a colonial, Spanish world. Part Three contributes to our understanding of the individual and collective nature of death by extracting from wills the importance of conversion, kinship, and societal ties in the colonial Americas. Capturing individual voices during dramatic periods of change, the documents presented here help us understand how cultures both adapt and persist.
About the author Mark ChristensenMark Christensen received his PhD from Penn State and is an assistant professor of history at Assumption College, USA. He is the author of Nahua and Maya Catholicisms and Translated Christianities. Jonathan Truitt received his PhD from Tulane University, USA and is currently an associate professor of colonial Latin American and world history at Central Michigan University, USA.
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