Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ambivalent Conquests A study of Mayan conversion in sixteenth-century Yucatan.
- Published: 28 April 2003
- Format: Paperback 264 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521527316 ISBN 10: 0521527317
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This is both a specific study of conversion in a corner of the Spanish Empire, and a work with implications for the understanding of European domination and native resistance throughout the colonial world. Dr Clendinnen explores the intensifying conflict between competing and increasingly divergent Spanish visions of Yucatan and its destructive outcomes. She seeks to penetrate the ways of thinking and feeling of the Mayan Indians in a detailed reconstruction of their assessment of the intruders.