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Quetzalcoatl and Guadalupe: The Formation of Mexican National Consciousness, 1531-1813

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"In this study of complex beliefs in which Aztec religion and Spanish Catholicism blend, Lafaye demonstrates the importance of religious beliefs in the formation of the Mexican nation. Far from being of only parochial interest, this volume is of great value to any historian of religions concerned with problems of nativism and syncretism."—Franke J. Neumann, Religious Studies Review

About the Author

Jacques Lafaye is professor of Latin American history at the Sorbonne and assistant director of the Musée de l'homme in Paris.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Octavio Paz

Acknowledgments

Chronology

A Historian's Profession of Faith

Part 1. New Spain from the Conquest to Independence (1521-1821)

1. Brothers and Enemies: Spaniards and Creoles

2. Irreconcilable Enemies: Indians, Mestizos, Mulattoes

3. The Inquisition and the Pagan Underground

4. The Indian, a Spiritual Problem (1524-1648)

5. The Creole Utopia of the "Indian Spring" (1604-1700)

6. The Spiritual Emancipation (1728-1759)

7. The Holy War (1767-1821)

Part 2. Quetzalcóatl, or the Phoenix Bird

8. The First Franciscans

9. The Genesis of the Creole Myth

10. Saint Thomas-Quetzalcóatl, Apostle of Mexico

11. Epilogue: The "Four Hundred" Modern Quetzalcóatls

Part 3. Guadalupe, or the New Epiphany

12. Holy Mary and Tonantzin

13. The Infancy of Guadalupe

14. The Dispute of the Apparitions

15. Guadalupe, a Mexican National Emblem

16. Epilogue: Guadalupe Today

17. Perspectives

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226467887
Translator:
Keen, Benjamin
Foreword:
Paz, Octavio
Translator:
Keen, Benjamin
Author:
Lafaye, Jacques
Author:
Paz, Octavio
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
1540-1810
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.80 in. 1.09 lbs.

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