The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society: Essays on Mesoamerican Society and Culture

The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society: Essays on Mesoamerican Society and Culture

by Inga Clendinnen

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ISBN-13: 9780521732079
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,167,392
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Inga Clendinnen is Emeritus Scholar in History at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her publications include Aztecs (Cambridge, 1991), Reading the Holocaust (Cambridge, 1999), and Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517�579 (second edition, Cambridge, 2003). Her memoir, Tiger� Eye, was published in 2001; her Boyer Lectures, True Stories, in 1999; and a collection of her literary essays, Agamemnon's Kiss, in 2006. Her book on the meeting between the First Fleet and Aboriginal Australians, Dancing with Strangers (Cambridge, 2003), won several awards, including the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'Fierce and unnatural cruelty': Cortés and the conquest of Mexico; 2. Disciplining the Indians: Franciscan ideology and missionary violence in sixteenth-century Yucatán; 3. The cost of courage in Aztec society; 4. Ways to the sacred: reconstructing 'religion' in sixteenth century Mexico; 5. Landscape and world view: the survival of Yucatec Maya culture under Spanish conquest; 6. Breaking the mirror: from the Aztec spring festival to organ transplantation; 7. Reading Mr. Robinson.

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