Collision of Worlds A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain

by
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2020-07-01
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
List Price: $34.95

Buy New

Usually Ships in 5-7 Business Days
$33.90

Rent Book

Select for Price
There was a problem. Please try again later.

Rent Digital eBook

Online: 180 Days
Downloadable: 180 Days
$8.44
Online: 365 Days
Downloadable: 365 Days
$12.66
Online: 1460 Days
Downloadable: 1460 Days
$16.86
Online: 1460 Days
Downloadable: Lifetime Access
$16.86
$8.44

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

This item is being sold by an Individual Seller and will not ship from the Online Bookstore's warehouse. The Seller must confirm the order within two business days. If the Seller refuses to sell or fails to confirm within this time frame, then the order is cancelled.

Please be sure to read the Description offered by the Seller.

Summary

Mexico of five centuries ago was witness to one of the most momentous encounters between human societies, when a group of Spaniards led by Hernando Cort├ęs joined forces with tens of thousands of Mesoamerican allies to topple the mighty Aztec empire. It served as a template for the forging of much of Latin America and began the globalized world we inhabit today. This violent encounter and the new colonial order it created, a New Spain, was millennia in the making, with independent cultural developments on both sides of the Atlantic and their fateful entanglement during the pivotal Aztec-Spanish war of 1519-1521. Collision of Worlds provides a deep history of this encounter with an archaeological lens-one that considers depth in the richly layered cultures of Mexico and Spain, like the depths that archaeologists reveal through excavation to chart early layers of human history. It offers a unique perspective on the encounter through its temporal depth and focus on the physical world of places and things, their similarities and differences in trans-Atlantic perspective, and their interweaving in an encounter characterized by conquest and colonialism, but also active agency and resilience on the part of Native peoples.

Author Biography


David Carballo is a specialist in Mesoamerican archaeology, focusing particularly on the prehispanic civilizations of central Mexico. He serves as Director of the Archaeology Program at Boston University.

Table of Contents


Preface

Figures

Tables

1. Mexico, Spain, and their Deep Histories of Place

2. Cultural Evolution in Mesoamerica

3. Cultural Evolution in Iberia

4. Mexico and Spain on the Eve of Encounter

5. The Spanish Invasion of Mesoamerica

6. The Spanish-Mexica War

7. Forging New Spain

Bibliography

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.