By Susan Kepecs, Rani T. Alexander
In this quantity, 13 anthropological archaeologists operating in ancient time frames in Mesoamerica, together with editors Susan Kepecs and Rani Alexander, holiday down the factitious barrier among archaeology and historical past by means of delivering new fabric facts of the transition from native-ruled, prehispanic society to the age of Spanish management. Taken jointly, the chapters contained herein conceal lots of the key Mesoamerican areas that at last got here below Spanish control.
The authors convey new empirical info to endure at the challenge of the way prehispanic social, political, and monetary association have been remodeled, as self sustaining Maya kingdoms, the Aztec empire (with its patron states), the Tarascans, and different extra far away polities as soon as associated in the course of the macroregional fiscal internet of the Postclassic interval have been forcibly integrated into Spain's transatlantic area. The advanced procedures of multidirectional interplay and tradition touch between Mesoamericans and Europeans are coloured via cultural range, tradition conflict, and sundry responses starting from lodging to resistance to lively uprising. those case experiences additionally light up how local association altered the Spanish imperial technique. eventually, this quantity offers a hyperlink among previous and current, considering Mesoamerican peoples proceed to barter the consequences of globalization on their societies. Susan Kepecs is an honorary fellow within the division of anthropology on the college of Wisconsin-Madison. Rani T. Alexander is an affiliate professor within the division of sociology and anthropology at New Mexico country college, Las Cruces.
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Extra info for The Postclassic to Spanish-Era Transition in Mesoamerica: Archaeological Perspectives
In Tenochtitlán, a new tecpan was built for don Andres de Tapia de Motelchiuhtzin, the city’s native governor and a descendant of both Motecuzoma and one of the conquistadors. In Tlatelolco, the old community tecpan was re-established after 50 years of Tenochtitlán overlordship, begun in the 1470s with the overthrow of the independent Tlatelolco dynasty. The two cases oﬀer a contrast in how tecpans survived at the capital in the second, Early Colonial period stage of tecpan transformation. Tenochtitlán–Mexico City: Tecpan of the Tapia Family.
While Alonso de Santa Cruz’s Islario map includes some of the ﬁgures that appear in the original, it includes no native glyphs as place names, and the buildings are all in European style—neither huts nor tecpans are shown. Thus it is like the many copies of the 1524 Nuremberg map of Tenochtitlán, each copy more Europeanized and less accurate— the Ramusio copy was reversed, and several copies followed this radical error (Evans 2000:226 n 85). 4. The perspective has much in common with the one that modern artist Saul Steinberg has used for New Yorker covers depicting the New Yorker’s view of the world.
00/4 III genre tecpan tecpan? 00/5 III III genre tecpan genre tecpan tecpan? tecpan? 14/5 IV IV genre tecpan genre tecpan tecpan? tecpan? 88/4 *ind. Angel): isolated medium-large native-style building at the W boundary of the Pedregal and the plain, at intersection of road & river. Cabecera after 1570 (Gerhard 1993b). town of “Techimalpa”: isolated large native-style building on the pedregal, intersection of two roads. “Chapultepeque”—v. large native-style building with roof details, 4 arched doors, fountainhead of major spring, intersection of 2 roads.