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Riassunto: Last wills and testaments comprise at least half of the surviving documents written in indigenous languages during the Spanish colonial period. Both men and women, mortally ill, probably bedridden, participated in the custom as they summoned family members, close friends, perhaps business associates, and the notary, who actually wrote the dictated final statement. Whether in Nahuatl or Spanish, Mixtec or Maya, whether in the dry flatlands of the Yucatan peninsula or the west valleys of the Quito highlands, the ritual opened in the same way--"In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit"--and the ill and dying went on to dispose of their worldly goods.
The lists of material items sandwiched between religious and legal formulas lends these documents a straightforward and mundane appearance; however, the essays collected here demonstrate in varied and exciting ways their importance as rich ethnohistorical sources. In addition to providing information on families, gender roles, property holdings, institutional structures, social and familial relationships, and religious beliefs and practices, the wills for a given region provide evidence for understanding cultural change over time.
The ten contributions to this volume, which are devoted to the description and analysis of wills, aim at wide geographic and chronological coverage, exploring a region from Central Mexico to Bolivia and spanning the period from the mid-sixteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries. Available for the first time, this comprehensive primary-source material gives individual voice to peoples often either ignored or treated only as collective entities, especially the "Maya," or the "Inca."
L'autore: Susan Kellogg is an associate professor of history at the University of Houston.
Titolo: Dead Giveaways
Casa editrice: University of Utah Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0874805791 Ships promptly from Texas. Codice libro della libreria HGT8865CPAJ112016H0455
Descrizione libro 1998. Mesoamerica, South America. University of Utah Press, very good - fine cloth 328p. Codice libro della libreria 121256
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1998. Original Cloth Binding. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. viii+328 pages with maps, tables, figures, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher beige cloth with green lettering to spine and cover with pictorial to cover. First edition. The work is devoted to describing and analyzing wills dictated by indigenous men and women in colonial Spanish America. These documents constitute approximately half of the extant archival material written in Spanish America's indigenous language during the colonial period. All surviving native-language testaments come from colonial Mesoamerica, but Spanish-language testaments by indigenous Andean or western South America are among the most important ethnohistorical sources for that region; the volume's ten chapters range from central Mexico to Bolivia, together cover the period from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. Condition: A fine copy issued without jacket. Codice libro della libreria 000519
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0874805791 Hardcover book, no D.J., showing little wear. Binding tight, text clean. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library. Codice libro della libreria 3004806
Descrizione libro Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Univ of Utah Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Hardcover, clean cloth boards with sharp corners. 328 pages, no markings or writing. Binding square and tight. Codice libro della libreria NA-4189
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press, 1998, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. No Jacket. Hbk 328pp no dj as issued decorated cloth boards a new and unread copy excellent clean tight unmarked as new. Codice libro della libreria LAM40-B
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-069-19-2261802
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110874805791
Descrizione libro University of Utah Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Like new condition. Codice libro della libreria XX-069-19-2261802