Latin America

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

By Sarah E. Owens

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.

A History of Boxing in Mexico

Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism
By Stephen D. Allen

This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern.

To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America

Edited by Mónica Díaz

Focusing on central Mexico and the Andes (colonial New Spain and Peru), the contributors deepen scholarly knowledge of colonial history and literature, emphasizing the different ways people became and lived their lives as “indios” in this new study.

Latin American Women Filmmakers

Social and Cultural Perspectives
By Traci Roberts-Camps

This book highlights the voices and stories of Latin American women directors from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico.

Corruption in the Iberian Empires

Greed, Custom, and Colonial Networks
Edited by Christoph Rosenmüller

The contributors use fresh archival research from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, and the Philippines to examine the lives of slaves and farmworkers as well as self-serving magistrates, bishops, and traders in contraband.

Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

By Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between masquerade and social justice in Latin American fiction.

The Blood Contingent

The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 1876–1911
By Stephen B. Neufeld

This innovative social and cultural history explores the daily lives of the lowest echelons in president Porfirio Díaz’s army through the decades leading up to the 1910 Revolution.

Sarapiquí Chronicle

A Naturalist in Costa Rica
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Allen M. Young

The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region.

Account of the Martyrs in the Provinces of La Florida

By Luis Jerónimo de Oré
Edited and Translated by Raquel Chang-RodríguezNancy Vogeley

This edition of Luis Jerónimo de Oré’s work presents readers with a new introduction and an annotated translation that place the text in the broader context of international politics.

Jerónimo Antonio Gil and the Idea of the Spanish Enlightenment

By Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Examining the career of a largely unstudied eighteenth-century engraver, this book establishes Jerónimo Antonio Gil, a man immersed within the complicated culture and politics of the Spanish empire, as a major figure in the history of both Spanish and Mexican art.

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