Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517 1570 (Cambridge Latin American Studies #61) (Hardcover)

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Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517 1570 (Cambridge Latin American Studies #61) (Hardcover)

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In what is both a specific study of conversion in a corner of the Spanish Empire and a work with implications for the understanding of European domination and native resistance throughout the colonial world, Inga Clendinnen explores the intensifying conflict between competing and increasingly divergent Spanish visions of Yucatan and its destructive outcomes. In Ambivalent Conquests Clendinnen penetrates the thinking and feeling of the Mayan Indians in a detailed reconstruction of their assessment of the intruders. This new edition contains a preface by the author where she reflects upon the book's contribution in the past fifteen years. Inga Clendinnen is Emeritus scholar, LaTrobe University, Australia. Her books include the acclaimed Reading the Holocaust (Cambridge, 1999), named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, and Aztec: An Interpretation (Cambridge, 1995), and Tiger's Eye: A Memoir (Scribner, 2001).
Product Details ISBN: 9780521820318
ISBN-10: 0521820316
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 10th, 2003
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies