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- DescriptionBorn between 1568 and 1580, Alva Ixtlilxochitl was a direct descendant of Ixtlilxochitl I and Ixtlilxochitl II, who had been rulers of Texcoco, one of the major city-states in pre-Conquest Mesoamerica. After a distinguished education and introduction into the life of the empire of New Spain in Mexico, Ixtlilxochitl was employed by the viceroy to write histories of the indigeus peoples in Mexico. Engaging with this history and delving deep into the resultant archives of this life's work, Amber Brian addresses the question of how kwledge and history came to be crafted in this era. Brian takes the reader through t only the history of the archives itself, but explores how its inheritors played as crucial a role in shaping this indigeus history as the author. The archive helped inspire an emerging nationalism at a crucial juncture in Latin American history, as Creoles and indigeus peoples appropriated the history to give rise to a belief in Mexican exceptionalism. This belief, ultimately, shaped the modern state and impacted the course of history in the Americas. Without the work of Ixtlilxochitl, that history would look very different today.
- Author BiographyAmber E. Brian is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Iowa, USA and coeditor of The Native Conquistador.
- Author(s)Amber E. Brian
- PublisherVanderbilt University Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2016
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationTennessee
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVanderbilt University Press
- Weight825 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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