Interdisciplinarity, Accessibility, and Working with Change in Colonial Mesoamerica

Peter Bjorndahl Sorensen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This essay reviews the following works:

History of the Chichimeca Nation: Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Seventeenth-Century Chronicle of Ancient Mexico. Edited and translated by Amber Brian, Bradley Benton, Peter B. Villella, and Pablo Garcia Loaeza. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. Pp. ix + 334. $ 24.95 paper. ISBN: 978-0-8061-6399-4.

The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in the Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain. By Lori Boornazian Diel. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. Pp. vii + 228. $55.00 hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4773-1673-3.

The Florentine Codex: An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico. Edited by Jeanette Favrot Peterson and Kevin Terraciano. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. Pp. vi + 256. $55.00 hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4773-1840-9.

Libros e imprenta en México en el siglo XVI. By Mariana Garone Gravier. Mexico City: UNAM, 2021. Pp. 112. $100 MXN paper. ISBN: 9786073046787.

Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico. By Alex Hidalgo. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. Pp. xv + 184. $29.95 paper. ISBN: 978-1-4773-1752-5.

The Legacy of Rulership in Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Historia de la nación chichimeca. By Leisa A. Kauffmann. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. Pp. ix + 282. $65.00 hardcover. ISBN: 978-0-8263-6037-3.

La caída de Tenochtitlán y la posconquista ambiental de la cuenca y ciudad de México. By Sergio Miranda Pacheco. Mexico City: UNAM, 2021. Pp. 112. $100 MXN, paper. ISBN: 9786073046732.

Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past: Colonial Nahua and Quechua Elites in their Own Worlds. Edited by Justyna Olko, John Sullivan, and Jan Szemiński. Denver: University of Colorado Press, 2017. Pp. vii + 363. $24.95 paper. ISBN: 978-1-60732-833-9.

Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest. By Paul A. Scolieri. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013. Pp. vii + 227. $55.00 hardcover. ISBN: 978-0-292-74492-9.

Sovereign Joy: Afro-Mexican Kings and Queens, 1539–1640. By Miguel A. Valerio. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022. Pp vii + 264. $99.99 hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-316-51428-2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-525
Number of pages12
JournalLatin American Research Review
Issue number2
Early online date11 Dec 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Dec 2023

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  • Literature and Literary Theory


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