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A Companion to Mexican Studies (Monografias A) by Peter Standish

By Peter Standish

This significant other quantity strains the evolution of the key artistic facets of Mexican tradition from pre-Columbian occasions to the current. Dealing in flip with the cultures of Mesoamerica, the colonial interval, the onset of independence and the trendy period, the writer explores Aztec arts, the position of the appearing arts within the strategy of evangelisation, manifestations of cultural dependence, of the quest for nationwide identification, and the fight for modernity, drawing examples from such various actions as structure, portray, tune, dance, literature, movie and media. there's additionally a quick account of the targeted features of Mexican Spanish. Maps, a chronology, a bibliographical essay and a long bibliography around off this finished advisor, making it an fundamental study device for these heavily attracted to Mexican tradition. Peter Standish is Professor of Spanish at one of many divisions of the college of North Carolina approach.

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Así que enviaron para esto primero a llamar todos los señores y nobles de la ciudad y de todos los lugares a ella subjetos, con el señor principal. Y así como venían y entraban a hablar al capitán de los españoles, luego eran presos sin que nadie los sintiese, que pudiese llevar las nuevas. Habíanles pedido cinco o seis mil indios que les llevasen las cargas: vinieron todos luego y metenlos en el patio de las casas. Ver a estos indios cuanto se aparejan para llevar las cargas de los españoles es haber dellos una gran compasión y lástima, porque vienen desnudos en cueros, solamente cubiertas sus vergüenzas y con unas redecillas en el hombro con su pobre comida: ponense todos en cuclillas, como unos corderos muy mansos.

1 Futhermore, it must be borne in mind that there was discontent among the many peoples from whom the Aztecs were demanding tribute, and whom they had been raiding in order to capture candidates for sacrifice; these were factors that encouraged the aggrieved Indians to forge alliances with the Spaniards. Finally, the Spaniards had a more insidious and unconscious weapon in the smallpox that they inadvertently carried over from Europe and spread among people who had developed no resistance to the disease.

Mexico was expected by Spain to pay for itself and also to send surpluses to the mother country, but it also soon had more wealthy people than any other colony. Mexico City itself displayed the full gamut of wealth and social standing, with a hundred wealthy ‘Great Families’ at the top of the ladder; in other parts of New Spain there were only about a dozen more families of comparable wealth, the millionaires of the times. These largely criollo families generally intermarried or married Spaniards, with occasional infusions of Indian or black blood that did little to harm their status.

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