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📒The Broken Spears ✍ Miguel León Portilla

✏Book Title : The Broken Spears
✏Author : Miguel León Portilla
✏Publisher : Beacon Press
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 204
✏ISBN : 9780807055007
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Broken Spears Book Summary : Describes ancient Aztec civilization and presents Native American accounts of the persecution and slaughter that accompanied Cortes' conquest of Mexico.

📒Aztec Thought And Culture ✍ Miguel León Portilla

✏Book Title : Aztec Thought and Culture
✏Author : Miguel León Portilla
✏Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
✏Release Date : 1963
✏Pages : 237
✏ISBN : 0806122951
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Aztec Thought and Culture Book Summary : Translations of ancient Aztec documents reveal their thoughts on the origin of the universe, the nature of God, and the significance of art.

📒In The Language Of Kings ✍ Miguel Leon-Portilla

✏Book Title : In the Language of Kings
✏Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 718
✏ISBN : 039302010X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In the Language of Kings Book Summary : A collection of poetry, anecdotes, and philosophy of the original peoples of Mesoamerica provides a history of Mexico and Central America through an Indian point of view.

📒Our Lady Of Everyday Life ✍ María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

✏Book Title : Our Lady of Everyday Life
✏Author : María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2018-03-01
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780190280413
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Our Lady of Everyday Life Book Summary : For Mexican Catholic women in the United States, devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe-La Virgen-is a necessary aspect of their cultural identity. In this masterful ethnography, María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles considers three generations of Mexican-origin women between the ages of 18 and 82. She examines the Catholic beliefs the women inherited from their mothers and how these beliefs become the template from which they first learn to see themselves as people of faith. She also offers a comprehensive analysis of how Catholicism creates a culture in which Mexican-origin women learn how to be "good girls" in a manner that reduces their agency to rubble. Through the nexus of faith and lived experience, these women develop a type of Mexican Catholic imagination that helps them challenge the sanctification of shame, guilt, and aguante (endurance at all cost). This imagination allows these women to transgress strict notions of what a good Catholic woman should be while retaining life-giving aspects of Catholicism. This transgression is most visible in their relationship to La Virgen, which is a fluid and deeply engaged process of self-awareness in everyday life.

✏Book Title : South and Meso American Native Spirituality
✏Author : Gary H. Gossen
✏Publisher : Crossroad Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 1997-01
✏Pages : 563
✏ISBN : 0824516621
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏South and Meso American Native Spirituality Book Summary : diverse spiritual traditions that have evolved in South and Central America and the Caribbean, since their first violent encounter with Europeans in the 16th century. Illustrations.

📒Deadly Baggage ✍ Al Sandine

✏Book Title : Deadly Baggage
✏Author : Al Sandine
✏Publisher : McFarland
✏Release Date : 2015-07-28
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780786497003
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Deadly Baggage Book Summary : In 1519, a few hundred Europeans led by Hernan Cortes sailed from Cuba to the Mexican mainland, where they encountered representatives of the Aztec Empire. Iberian history, culture and religion, and their experience in the Greater Antilles made conquest the aim of these adventurers. They regarded themselves as heroes in a romantic crusade of good against evil. Each member of the expedition sought to acquire precious metals and to become a lord of enslaved native labor. Their horses and steel swords, aided by native disunity and susceptibility to Old World diseases, ensured their success. This analysis of the conquest of Mexico stands in contrast to previous narratives that either reduce the conquest to a contest between Cortes and Montezuma, or describe a near miraculous victory of European ingenuity and Western values over Indian superstition and savagery. The author frames the clash of civilizations in New World prehistory that left inhabitants at a disadvantage.