by Marı́a (de San José, madre), Word From New Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Word From New Spain book, This is the account of the social and spiritual difficulties of an aspirant nun in Mexico at the end of the seventeenth century. In an extensive introduction, Myers discusses the chronology and provenance of Madre Maria’s manuscript and gives biographical details of her life; surveys literary aspects of the text; and seeks to show the socio-historical value of the striking scenes of family life which the text offers. Notes and guidance are given on style, orthography and pronunciation; and a bibliographical essay complements a selected bibliography.
by Kathryn Burns, Colonial Habits Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Colonial Habits book, A social and economic history of Peru that reflects the influence of the convents on colonial and post-colonial society.
by Verity Smith, Concise Encyclopedia Of Latin American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Concise Encyclopedia Of Latin American Literature book, First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
by Sara Castro-Klaren, A Companion To Latin American Literature And Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Latin American Literature And Culture book, A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century. Written by more than thirty experts in cultural theory, literary history, and literary criticism, this authoritative and up-to-date reference places major authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry. This allows the reader to more accurately interpret the esteemed but demanding literature of authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, and Diamela Eltit. Key authors whose work has defined a period, or defied borders, as in the cases of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, César Vallejo, and Gabriel García Márquez, are also discussed in historical and theoretical context. Additional essays engage the reader with in-depth discussions of forms and genres, and discussions of architecture, music, and film. This text provides the historical background to help the reader understand the people and culture that have defined Latin American literature and its reception. Each chapter also includes short selected bibliographic guides and recommendations for further reading.
by John F. Schwaller, The First Letter From New Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The First Letter From New Spain book, Presenting an authoritative translation and analysis of the only surviving original document from the first months of the Spanish conquest, this book brings to life a decisive moment in the history of Mexico and offers an enlarged understanding of the conquerors' motivations.
by Karen Melvin, Building Colonial Cities Of God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Building Colonial Cities Of God book, This book tracks New Spain's mendicant orders past their so-called golden age of missions into the ensuing centuries and demonstrates that they had equally crucial roles in what Melvin terms the "spiritual consolidation" of cities. Beginning in the late sixteenth century, cities became home to the majority of friars and to the orders' wealthiest houses, and mendicants became deeply embedded in urban social and cultural life. Friars ministered to urban residents of all races and social standings and engaged in traditional mendicant activities, serving as preachers, confessors, spiritual directors, alms collectors, educators, scholars, and sponsors of charitable works. Each order brought to this work a distinct identity that informed people's beliefs and shaped variations in the practice of Catholicism. Contrary to prevailing views, mendicant orders flourished during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and even the eighteenth-century reforms that ended this era were not as devastating as has been assumed.Even in the face of new institutional challenges, the demand for their services continued through the end of the colonial period, demonstrating the continued vitality of baroque piety.
by Lesley Byrd Simpson, The Encomienda In New Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Encomienda In New Spain book, This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1950.
by Nora E. Jaffary, False Mystics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download False Mystics book, False Mystics provides a history of popular religion, race, and gender in colonial Mexico focusing on questions of spiritual and social rebellion and conformity. Nora E. Jaffary examines more than one hundred trials of ?false mystics? whom the Mexican Inquisition prosecuted in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While the accused experienced many of the same phenomena as bona fide mystics?visions, sacred illness, and bouts of demonic possession?the Mexican tribunal condemned them nevertheless. False Mystics examines why the Catholic church viewed the accused as deviants and argues that this categorization was due in part to unconventional aspects of their spirituality and in part to contemporary social anxieties over class and race mixing, transgressions of appropriate gendered behavior, and fears of Indian and African influences on orthodox Catholicism. Jaffary examines the transformations this category of heresy underwent between Spain and the New World and explores the relationship between accusations of "false" mysticism and contemporary notions of demonic possession, sickness, and mental illness. Jaffary adopts the perspectives of visionaries to examine the influence of colonial artwork on their spiritual imaginations and to trace the reasons that their spirituality diverged from conventional expressions of piety. False Mystics illuminates the challenges that popular religion and individual spirituality posed to both the institutional church and the colonial social order.