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Ambivalent Conquests

Ambivalent Conquests
Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517–1570

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521527316

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  • This 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. Dr Clendinnen explores the intensifying conflict between competing and increasingly divergent Spanish visions of Yucatan and its destructive outcomes. She seeks to penetrate the ways of thinking and feeling of the Mayan Indians in a detailed reconstruction of their assessment of the intruders.

    • Winner of the Bolton Prize as the best book in Latin American history
    • Written by a world-renowned author
    • First edition was a very popular account of Latin American history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Ambivalent Conquests sets a high standard of elegance in style and argument.' Nancy Farriss, Hispanic American Historical Review

    'This is a splendid book by a gifted historian.' Steve J. Stern, The American Historical Review

    'This is an intricate story, by turns exhilarating and depressing, of cultural interaction among parties whose motives were consciously and unconsciously at variance. . . . Clendinnen's reconstruction is a model of historical intelligence and anthropological empathy couched in superbly crafted prose." Frederick P. Bowser, Latin American Research Review

    '[Clendinnen's] analysis of the symbolic forms of everyday life sheds new light on the relationship between the 'social' and the 'sacred'.' Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

    'A worthwhile contribution.' Matthew Restall, UCLA Historical Journal

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521527316
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 137 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Spaniards:
    1. Explorers
    2. Conquerors
    3. Settlers
    4. Missionaries
    5. Conflict
    6. Crisis
    7. Attrition
    8. Retrospections
    Epilogue. The hall of mirrors
    Part II. Indians:
    9. Finding out
    10. Connections
    11. Continuities
    12. Assent
    Epilogue. Confusion of tongues.

  • Author

    Inga Clendinnen, La Trobe University, Victoria

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