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    DescriptionThe conquest of the New World would hardly have been possible if the invading Spaniards had not allied themselves with the indigenous population. This book takes into account the role of native peoples as active agents in the Conquest through a review of new sources and more careful analysis of known but under-studied materials that demonstrate the overwhelming importance of native allies in both conquest and colonial control.In "Indian Conquistadors," leading scholars offer the most comprehensive look to date at native participation in the conquest of Mesoamerica. The contributors examine pictorial, archaeological, and documentary evidence spanning three centuries, including little-known eyewitness accounts from both Spanish and native documents, paintings (lienzos) and maps (mapas) from the colonial period, and a new assessment of imperialism in the region before the Spanish arrival.This new research shows that the Tlaxcalans, the most famous allies of the Spanish, were far from alone. Not only did native lords throughout Mesoamerica supply arms, troops, and tactical guidance, but tens of thousands of warriors--Nahuas, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Mayas, and others--spread throughout the region to participate with the Spanish in a common cause.By offering a more balanced account of this dramatic period, this book calls into question traditional narratives that emphasize indigenous peoples' roles as auxiliaries rather than as conquistadors in their own right. Enhanced with twelve maps and more than forty illustrations, "Indian Conquistadors" opens a vital new line of research and challenges our understanding of this important era.

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    Indian Conquistadors
    Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michel R Oudijk, Edited by Laura E Matthew
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 349
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780806138541
    ISBN 10: 0806138548

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 45
    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000, HIS024000
    DC22: 323.1197
    DC21: 323.1197
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 85
    B&T Approval Code: A15604000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
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    LC classification: F1231 .I53 2007
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    Illustrations note
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2007