De mujeres y diosas aztecas by Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier, Miriam López Hernández

By Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier, Miriam López Hernández

De mujeres y diosas aztecas es un recorrido por las distintas etapas de los angeles vida de l. a. mujer mexica. Miriam López analiza l. a. mitología, los descubri­mientos arqueológicos, los códices y las crónicas del siglo XVI con una naturalidad intrínseca para dar a conocer los posibles destinos y el com­portamiento esperado de una mujer de acuerdo con las normas e ideales mexicas. Este perspicaz trabajo rescata las contribuciones femeninas que, si bien no fueron meritorias de reconocimiento y prestigio en su época, sí jugaron un papel primary en los angeles conformación y consolidación de las estructuras sociales del Imperio mexica.

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14 It is a curious thing for a strong-minded woman to proclaim in this way her debt to her father, as if she was no more than his echo. In fact she exaggerated the extent of her fidelity to Alfred’s teaching – presumably to divert attention from the important respects in which she had abandoned it. Once she had got away from Grantham and embarked upon her own career she quickly adopted a style of life and political values a world away from his spartan ethic. Symbolically, she abandoned her parents’ church and gravitated to the Church of England.

No one she met at Oxford directly helped her or advanced her career; but having been President of OUCA gave her a standing at Central Office which helped her on to the candidates’ list. What Oxford did not give her was a liberal education. She did not mix very widely or open herself to new views or experiences. She arrived in Oxford with her political views already settled and spent four years diligently confirming them. Undoubtedly her scientific training gave her a clarity and practicality of thought very different from the wishful woolliness of much arts and social science thinking.

Though she attended weekend conferences, cultivated her contacts and practised her speaking, it was too soon to start looking for a constituency. She did not even apply to go on the Central Office list of prospective candidates. One would like to know what her imagined timetable was, how long she intended staying with BX Plastics before starting to read for the Bar, her next objective. As it was she had a lucky break. She attended the 1948 party conference at Llandudno – not as a representative from Colchester, but representing the Oxford University Graduates Association.

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