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Mesoamerican Voices
Native Language Writings from Colonial Mexico, Yucatan, and Guatemala

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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521012218

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  • Mesoamerican Voices, first published in 2006, presents a collection of indigenous-language writings from the colonial period, translated into English. The texts were written from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries by Nahuas from central Mexico, Mixtecs from Oaxaca, Maya from Yucatan, and other groups from Mexico and Guatemala. The volume gives college teachers and students access to important new sources for the history of Latin America and Native Americans. It is the first collection to present the translated writings of so many native groups and to address such a variety of topics, including conquest, government, land, household, society, gender, religion, writing, law, crime, and morality.

    • Contains English translations of documents written in native Mesoamerican languages, many of which have never before been published in English
    • First publication to feature such translations from several different Mesoamerican languages
    • Presents these translated documents in the context of informative but accessible introductions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521012218
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.358kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Mesoamericans and Spaniards in the sixteenth century
    2. Literacy in colonial Mesoamerica
    Part II:
    3. Views of the conquest
    4. Political life
    5. Household and land
    6. Society and gender
    7. Crime and punishment
    8. Religious life
    9. Rhetoric and moral philosophy.

  • Editors

    Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University
    Matthew Restall is Associate Professor of Latin American History at Pennsylvania State University. Since 1995 he is author of thirty articles and essays and six books, including The Maya World (1997) and Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest (2003).

    Lisa Sousa, Occidental College, Los Angeles
    Lisa Sousa is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She co-edited and translated The Story of Guadalupe (1998), with James Lockard and Staffor Poole, and is author of numerous articles on society and culture in colonial Mexico.

    Kevin Terraciano, University of California, Los Angeles
    Kevin Terraciano is Associate Professor of Latin American History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca (2001).

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