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- DescriptionAs Spain's New World colonies fought for their independence in the early nineteenth century, an anymous author looked back on the earlier struggle of native Americans against the Spanish conquistadores and penned this vel, Xicotencatl. Writing from a decidedly anti-Spanish perspective, the author describes the historical events that led to the march on Techtitlan and eventual conquest of the Aztec empire in 1519 by Hernan Cortes and his Indian allies, the Tlaxcalans. Xicotencatl stands out as a beautiful exposition of an idealized New World about to undergo the tremendous changes wrought by the Spanish Conquest. It was published in Philadelphia in 1826. In his introduction to this first English translation, Guillermo I. Castillo-Feliu discusses why the vel was published outside Latin America, its probable author, and his attitudes toward his Spanish and Indian characters, his debt to Spanish literature and culture, and the parallels that he draws between past and present struggles against Spanish domination in the Americas.
- Author BiographyGuillermo I. Castillo-Feliu is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Winthrop University in South Carolina.
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/05/1999
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight254 g
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Edited byGuillermo I. Castillo-Feliu
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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