Native Language Writings from Colonial Mexico, Yucatan, and Guatemala
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Mesoamerican Voices by Matthew Restall
Book DescriptionMesoamerican Voices, first published in 2006, presents a collection of indigenous-language writings from the colonial period, translated into English. The texts were written from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries by Nahuas from central Mexico, Mixtecs from Oaxaca, Maya from Yucatan, and other groups from Mexico and Guatemala. The volume gives college teachers and students access to important new sources for the history of Latin America and Native Americans. It is the first collection to present the translated writings of so many native groups and to address such a variety of topics, including conquest, government, land, household, society, gender, religion, writing, law, crime, and morality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521812795
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Matthew Restall
Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (February 2012)
This Very Short Introduction examines the Spanish conquistadors who invaded the Americas in the sixteenth century, as well as the Native American Kingdoms they invaded.
Latin America in Colonial Times: Volume 1, Hardback (October 2011)
Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century.
Mesoamerican Voices, Paperback (November 2005)
A 2006 collection of indigenous-language writings from central Mexico and Guatemala, written during the colonial period.
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Matthew Restall
Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro.
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Author Biography - Matthew Restall
Matthew Restall is Associate Professor of Latin American History at Pennsylvania State University. Since 1995 he is author of thirty articles and essays and six books, including The Maya World (1997) and Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest (2003). Lisa Sousa is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She co-edited and translated The Story of Guadalupe (1998), with James Lockard and Staffor Poole, and is author of numerous articles on society and culture in colonial Mexico. Kevin Terraciano is Associate Professor of Latin American History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca (2001).
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