Postconquest Coyoacan: Nahua-Spanish Relations in Central Mexico, 1519-1650

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This book studies Nahuas and Spaniards in the central Mexican jurisdiction of Coyoacan from the Spanish conquest until 1650, crafting a multidimensional portrait of their relations in both institutional and informal settings. Initially, the primary site of Nahua-Spaniard contact was institutional, as Spanish authorities attempted to reshape local practices to fit their own notions and needs, changing regional states into Spanish municipalities and Christian parishes, local ruling bodies into town councils, and tribute goods ...

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Postconquest Coyoacan: Nahua-Spanish Relations in Central Mexico, 1519-1650
1997, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804727730

Hardcover

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