Military ethos and visual culture in post-conquest Mexico / Mónica Domínguez Torres
- Domínguez Torres, Mónica
- Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing, 
- Physical Description:
- xv, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.
- Transculturalisms, 1400-1700
- Grasping the military ethos of sixteenth-century Mexico. European chivalry meets Aztec warfare ; Competing visions of conquest ; The conquest of souls ; Arma, ornamentum, Ixiptla ; Local insignia under Spanish rule -- In the sign of the cross: the making of new Christian knights. Chivalric spirituality for the conversion enterprise ; The cross and the arma Christi as knightly symbols ; Flowery crosses and the discourse of salvation ; The hieroglyphic cross: a memory container ; Sun, blood, movement -- Blazons of Anáhuac and the language of allegiance. Status markers from Spain to the New World ; Heraldic devices for the spiritual conquest ; From place names to municipal heraldry ; Evoking past wars ; Indigenous leadership emblazoned -- The spectacle of war: ancient insignia for the colonial present. Native rulers, ancient heroes ; Indigenous images and the grotesque ; Fashioning war at Ixmiquilpan ; Honoring Tlaxcalan knights ; Military processions, mock battles and the sacred order.
- 9780754666714 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0754666719 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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