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The Resource Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800, Peter B. Villella

Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800, Peter B. Villella

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Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800
Title
Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800
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Peter B. Villella
Title variation
Indigenous Elites & Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500{u2013}1800
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Language
eng
Summary
Modern Mexico derives many of its richest symbols of national heritage and identity from the Aztec legacy, even as it remains a predominantly Spanish-speaking, Christian society. This volume argues that the composite, neo-Aztec flavor of Mexican identity was, in part, a consequence of active efforts by indigenous elites after the Spanish conquest to grandfather ancestral rights into the colonial era. By emphasizing the antiquity of their claims before Spanish officials, native leaders extended the historical awareness of the colonial regime into the pre-Hispanic past, and therefore also the themes, emotional contours, and beginning points of what we today understand as 'Mexican history'. This emphasis on ancient roots, moreover, resonated with the patriotic longings of many creoles, descendants of Spaniards born in Mexico. Alienated by Spanish scorn, creoles associated with indigenous elites and studied their histories, thereby reinventing themselves as Mexico's new 'native' leadership and the heirs to its prestigious antiquity
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Villella, Peter B
Dewey number
972.02
Index
index present
LC call number
F1229
LC item number
.V68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Latin American studies
Series volume
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caciques (Indian leaders)
  • Creoles
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • National characteristics, Mexican
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Mexico
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Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800, Peter B. Villella
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9781316415979
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 346 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781316415979
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800, Peter B. Villella
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jan 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316415979
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316415979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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