Laura Matthew to present on Colonial Guatemala at the University of Arizona

Laura Matthew to present on Colonial Guatemala at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona, History Department Presents:

 

Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

 

A talk by Professor Laura Matthew

 Assistant Professor of Colonial Latin American History

Marquette University

Wednesday October 17, 3:30-4:30 pm

Social Sciences 118

 

Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and did they get it? Memories of Conquest argues that the “Spanish” conquest cannot be fully understood without considering Mesoamerican patterns of alliance, warfare, and imperial settlement. But the identity and status of the Indian conquistadors in colonial Guatemala also depended on Spanish colonialism’s willingness to honor them. This presentation is based on Prof. Matthew’s new book,Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2012). Contact Martha Few for more information, mfew@u.arizona.edu.

 

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