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5. Women and children: weavers of life and precious necklaces

5. Women and children: weavers of life and precious necklaces  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
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10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0005
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9780195379389
‘Women and children: weavers of life and precious necklaces’ outlines the role of women and children in Aztec society. Women were primarily homemakers, but also fulfilled vital roles as ... More
7. The fall of the Aztec empire

7. The fall of the Aztec empire  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0007
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chapter
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9780195379389
‘The fall of the Aztec empire’ asks: How could such a mighty empire fall so quickly to the Spanish? Hernan Cortés was not the first Spaniard to land in Mesoamerica: two Spaniards had been ... More
1. First encounters, first doubts

1. First encounters, first doubts  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199755028
‘First encounters, first doubts’ outlines literature from the time directly following Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Columbus' Letter of Discovery describes a paradise, using ... More
5. A North American sojourn

5. A North American sojourn  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0006
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‘A North American sojourn’ charts the travails of Spanish settlers north of Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca had a poor military career — he was lost for nine years looking for ‘New Mexico’ and upon ... More
8. The return of the Aztecs

8. The return of the Aztecs  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
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10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0008
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9780195379389
‘The return of the Aztecs’ explores Aztec culture in modern Mexico. Aztecs in Spanish colonial times still maintained their crafts well into the seventeenth century, and rejected Spanish ... More
6. Epic accomplishments

6. Epic accomplishments  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0007
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‘Epic accomplishments’ examines the epic poetry of the New World. The Americaniad flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the most notable example being Ercilla's La ... More
4. The conquest of Mexico

4. The conquest of Mexico  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0005
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9780199755028
‘The conquest of Mexico’ explores literature related to the seizure of Mexico by the conquistadores. Conquest was supposedly the legitimate seizure of land from enemies of Christianity, but ... More
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
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10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.001.0001
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9780195379389
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. This VSI looks ... More
1. The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world

1. The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0001
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9780195379389
‘The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world’ describes Tenochtitlan. The Spanish expeditionary forces, led by Hernan Cortés, were amazed by Tenochtitlan. It lay at the heart of a ... More
2. Aztec foundations: Aztlan, cities, peoples

2. Aztec foundations: Aztlan, cities, peoples  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0002
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9780195379389
‘Aztec foundations: Aztlan, cities, peoples’ explores Aztec foundation myths. A number of different groups migrated to the Aztec basin. Their stories were akin to an epic odyssey: a ... More
Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Rolena Adorno

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.001.0001
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book
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9780199755028
Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction provides a vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to ... More
8. Baroque plenitude

8. Baroque plenitude  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0009
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9780199755028
‘Baroque plenitude’ charts the effects of Gongorism. Gongorism — the poetic revolution instigated by Góngora y Argote — wrapped Greco–Roman myths, philosophy, and learning in dazzling ... More

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