Ambivalent Conquests

Ambivalent Conquests S T Maya Spaniard In Yucatan 1517 1570 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. Focusing on the events surrounding Franciscan missionaries 1562 discovery that supposed converts were continuing to practice human sacrifice, Clendinnen argues for acomplex view than a simple conqueror subject dynamic Clendinnen presents her case persuasively, but there are a couple difficulties with it First, she is to some degree attacking a straw man I don t see any contemporary scholars promoting the simplistic position that she claims to be questioning That many Mayans continued Focusing on the events surrounding Franciscan missionaries 1562 discovery that supposed converts were continuing to practice human sacrifice, Clendinnen argues for acomplex view than a simple conqueror subject dynamic Clendinnen presents her case persuasively, but there are a couple difficulties with it First, she is to some degree attacking a straw man I don t see any contemporary scholars promoting the simplistic position that she claims to be questioning That many Mayans continued their traditional practices while either giving lip service to or assimilating Christian cult is hardly a shock That is pretty much the sta
It takes patience and perseverance to hear those long ago Indian voices at all, speaking as they do from an unfamiliar world and an unfamiliar experience The attempt also requires from both reader and author a tolerance of ambiguities, and of inherently contestable judgments Inga Clendinnen, 1987 When the Spaniards discovered this land, their leader asked the Indians how it was called as they did not understand him, they said uic athan , which means, what do you say or what do you speak, It takes patience and perseverance to hear those long ago Indian voices at all, speaking as they do from an unfamiliar world and an unfamiliar experience The attempt also requires from both reader and author a tolerance of ambiguities, and of inherently contestable judgments Inga Clendinnen, 1987 When the Spaniards discovered this land, their leader asked the Indians how it was called as they did not understand him, they said uic athan , which means, what do you say or what do y
Brief but rich sourced book on the 1500 s Spanish Conquest of the YucatanA worthy read for understanding the Spanish Conquest and the impact on the indigenous people in the Yucatan in the 1500 s. Je n ai pas le temps d tudier en d tail Ambivalent conquests Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517 1570, je me contente de feuilleter attentivement cet ouvrage d Inga Clendinnen Cambridge University Press, 1987 Le Yucatan est la grande p ninsule qui s avance dans la mer des Cara bes, au sud est du Mexique C est le pays des Mayas, que l on a parfois pr sent s comme les Grecs d une antiquit m so am ricaine, dont les Azt ques seraient les Romains, ces derniers plus modernes et moins raffin s q Je n ai pas le temps d tudier en d tail Ambivalent conquests Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517 1570, je me contente de feuilleter attentivement cet ouvrage d Inga Clendinnen Cambridge University Press, 1987 Le Yucatan est la grande p ninsule qui s avance dans la mer des Cara bes, au sud est du Mexique C est le pays des Mayas, que l on a parfois pr sent s comme les Grecs d une antiquit m so am ricaine, dont les Azt ques seraient les Romains, ces derniers plus modernes et moins raffin s que les premiers Le livre examine ce que l on peut savoir de la fa on dont a t per ue, du c t des arrivants comme du c t indig ne, l invasion de cette terre par les Espagnols, en vagues successives d explorateurs, de conquistadors, de colons et de missionn
According to a 16th century source, Yucat n was a corruption of the Mayan phrase What did you say which the Maya said in response to the Spanish question, What is this land called The first Spaniards to land in Yucat n were a dozen sailors shipwrecked in 1511 all but two were sacrificed to Mayan gods, one was later discovered by the Spanish, and since he learned Maya, he became an interpreter with Hern n Cort s together with a woman who spoke both Maya and Nahuatl, the Aztec language T According to a 16th century source, Yucat n was a corruption of the Mayan phrase What did you say which the Maya said in response to the Spanish question, What is this land called The first Spaniards to land in Yucat n were a dozen sailors shipwrecked in 1511 all but two were sacrificed to Mayan gods, one was later discovered by the Spanish, and since he learned Maya, he became an interpreter with Hern n Cort s together with a woman who spoke both Maya and Nahuatl, the Aztec language The other, one Golzalo Guerrero, went native He married a high ranked Maya woman and had children by her, became not only a warrior but an officer, and organized the defense of the Maya states of South Yucat n against his native land his tattooed body was later found in Honduras among dead Indians There is now a statue of him in Yucat n since he is considered the father of all mestizos Unfortunately, the shipwrecked Spaniards also seem to have caused an epidemic of
A very well written scholarly book that focuses mostly on the ambiguous conversion of the Maya to Catholicism in the 16th century by the Franciscan friars There is particular emphasis on Diego de Landa and his Mexican Inquisition in the state of Yucat n in 1562 It seems rumors of the natives sliding back into their old religious practices fired Landa with a zeal for torture and punishment that is a hallmark of religious fanaticism First it was some admittance to idol worship, then under tor A very well written scholarly book that focuses mostly on the ambiguous conversion of the Maya to Catholicism in the 16th century by the Franciscan friars There is particular emphasis on Diego de Landa and his Mexican Inquisition in the state of Yucat n in 1562 It seems rumors of the natives sliding back into their old religious practices fired Landa with a zeal for torture and punishment that is a hallmark of religious fanaticism First
An interesting look at the encounter of Spaniards and Mayas through conquest and colonization An eye opening essay that as it should brings into the consideration of the reader all the possible interpretations that the facts allow I think the title is very appropriate because not everything is just black or white there aren t just angels and devils in the story of the conquest and colonization of South America The amazing thing is that all the protagonists have their dark and their bright An interesting look at the encounter of Spaniards and Mayas through conquest and colonization An eye opening essay that as it should brings into the consideration of the reader all the possible interpretations that the facts allow I think the title is very appropriate because not everything is just black or white there aren t just angels and devils in the story of the conquest and colonization of South America The amazing thing is that all the protagonists have their dark and their bright side to tell The book is divides unevenly on two parts the first parts zooms in on the Spaniards, their motivation and arguments for what they did the second, shorter, centers on what little if anything we know first hand from the natives The book cleverly picks up on the life of Franciscan friar Diego de Landa His story serves as the thread that connects all others.The book is not the typical show off product from the liberal Ivy League college professors Plus it s ver
I thought this was really great, even for the non historian It is fine work of historical scholarship, and it is also short and the esoteric academic language is mixed in really well with lots of nicely detailed stories Clendinnen really tries here to address both sides she spends the first a littlethan
When the Spaniards discovered this land, their leader asked the Indians how it was called as they did not understand him, they said uic athan, which means, what do you say or what do you speak, that we do not understand you And then the Spaniard ordered it set down that it be called Yucatan Antonia De ciudad Real, 1588 The book speaks of the Yucatan province of Maya Empire during the Colonial period First part of the book is about the Spaniards in Yucatan that being explorers, conquerors, When the Spaniards discovered this land, their leader asked the Indians how it was called as they did n
Often the Spanish Conquest is understood as a quick and relatively one sided affair that swept through the totality of Mesoamerica Ambivalent Conquests sheds light on the experience of the Maya following the arrival of the Spanish in the Americas and their subsequent resistance and alliance with the conquistadors as they expanded the Span

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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Ambivalent Conquests
  • Inga Clendinnen
  • English
  • 16 July 2018
  • 0521527317