Of Things of the Indies: Essays Old and New in Early Latin American History

Of Things of the Indies: Essays Old and New in Early Latin American History

by James Lockhart

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Overview

These essays serve as an overview of Lockhart's (history, University of California, Los Angeles, emeritus) work concerning early Latin American history and philology. In the course of his studies, Lockhart has gone from applying career pattern methods to social history to employing an ethno-historical approach emphasizing indigenous-language philology. Throughout, he has focused on general interpretation, synthesis, historiography, and the development of analytic concepts and categories. These essays were written between 1968 and 1998. Four of the 12 are published here for the first time. Topics include the transition from encomienda to hacienda, the editing of Nahuatl texts, the concept of Double Mistaken Identity, and the process of cultural contact in three major Latin American areas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804738095
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Jurists: Profiles in Legal Theory Ser.
Edition description: 1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James Lockhart is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his many publications are Spanish Peru, 1532-1560: A Social History (1968, 1994), The Nahuas After the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford, 1992), and The Story of Guadalupe: Luis Laso de la Vega's "Huei tlamahuiçoltica" of 1649 (co-editor and co-translator, Stanford, 1998).

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