Latin America

The Origins of Macho

Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico
By Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

Lipsett-Rivera traces the genesis of the Mexican macho by looking at daily interactions between Mexican men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

By Carmen A. Serrano

This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture.

Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca

By Kathleen M. McIntyre

In this fascinating book Kathleen M. McIntyre traces intra-village conflicts stemming from Protestant conversion in southern Mexico and successfully demonstrates that both Protestants and Catholics deployed cultural identity as self-defense in clashes over local power and authority.

Mexico in the Time of Cholera

By Donald Fithian Stevens

The book takes the devastating 1833 cholera epidemic as its dramatic center and expands beyond this episode to explore love, lust, lies, and midwives.

Pious Imperialism

Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City
By Cornelius Conover

This book analyzes Spanish rule and Catholic practice from the consolidation of Spanish control in the Americas in the sixteenth century to the loss of these colonies in the nineteenth century by following the life and afterlife of an accidental martyr, San Felipe de Jésus.

A Most Splendid Company

The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective
By Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This magisterial volume unveils Richard and Shirley Flint’s deep research into the Latin American and Spanish archives in an effort to track down the history of the participants who came north with the Coronado expedition in 1540.

Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

Studies of Production and Exchange through Compositional Analysis
Edited by Michael D. GlascockHector NeffKevin J. Vaughn

This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America.

Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion

Archaeological Perspectives
Edited by Rani T. Alexander

This impressive volume features the work of archaeologists who systematically explore the material and social consequences of new technological systems introduced after the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion in Mesoamerica.

Shrines and Miraculous Images

Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma
By William B. Taylor

William Taylor explores the use of local and regional shrines, and devotion to images of Christ and Mary, including Our Lady of Guadalupe, to get to the heart of the politics and practices of faith in Mexico before the Reforma.

Marvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico

Three Texts in Context
By William B. Taylor

Consisting of three rare documents about miracles from this period, each accompanied by an introductory essay, this study serves as a source book and complement to the author's Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma.

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