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1 The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, And Dissent In Colonial Mexico.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
After the conquest of Mexico, colonial authorities attempted to enforce Christian beliefs among indigenous peoples—a project they envisioned as spiritual warfare. The Invisible War assesses this immense but dislocated project by examining all known efforts to obliterate native devotions of Mesoamerican origin between the 1530s and the late eighteenth century in Central Mexico. The author's innovative interpretation of these efforts is punctuated by three events: the creation of an Inquisition tribunal in Mexico in 1571; the native rebellion of Tehuantepec in 1660; and the emergence of eerily modern strategies for isolating idolaters, teaching Spanish to natives, and obtaining medical proof of sorcery from the 1720s onwards. Rather than depicting native devotions solely from the viewpoint of their colonial codifiers, this book rescues indigenous perspectives on their own beliefs. This is achieved by an analysis of previously unknown or rare ritual texts that circulated in secrecy in Nahua and Zapotec communities through an astute appropriation of European literacy. Tavarez contends that native responses gave rise to a colonial archipelago of faith in which local cosmologies merged insights from Mesoamerican and European beliefs. In the end, idolatry eradication inspired distinct reactions: while Nahua responses focused on epistemological dissent against Christianity, Zapotec strategies privileged confrontations in defense of native cosmologies. David Tavárez is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vassar College. He is a co-editor of Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara's La conquista de México (2010). David Tavárez is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vassar College. He is a co-editor of Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara's La conquista de México (2010). "The Invisible War provides a remarkably full and genuinely historical study of the little-known extirpation campaigns in colonial Mexico and what, in practice, idolatry in 'Indian' communities of central Mexico and Oaxaca came to mean for all the parties involved. It interweaves the actions of colonial judges and Catholic priests, Nahuatl- and Zapotec-speaking nobles, shamans, and villagers, and an array of ritual practices and sacred texts. While insisting on local 'diversity of indigenous forms of consciousness,' David Tavárez offers a sustained, deeply researched interpretation of native devotions in the colonial period as epistemological dissent to Christian evangelization and extirpation. Here is native thought and action understood in new, connected, and richly contextualized ways."—William B Taylor, University of California at Berkeley "In this eye-opening book, Tavarez shows that colonial religion was an 'archipelago of faith,' of multifarious and constantly changing indigenous Christianities. Change was often prompted by violence and was as relentless as the strategies of those friars, parish priests, and minor civil magistrates who devoted their lives to homogenizing the faith and rooting out idolatry, the origin of all sin. This is a magisterial study that spans three centuries and plumbs a formidable cache of Nahua, Zapotec, and ecclesiastical sources scattered throughout Europe and the Americas. A landmark."—Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin 
Price: 61.75 USD
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2 ADLER-LOMNITZ, LARISSA; ELENA, RODRIGO SALAZAR; ADLER, ILYA. Symbolism And Ritual In A One- Party Regime: Unveiling Mexico's Political Culture.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Because of the long dominance of Mexico's leading political party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, the campaigns of its presidential candidates were never considered relevant in determining the victor. This book offers an ethnography of the Mexican political system under PRI hegemony, focusing on the relationship between the formal democratic structure of the state and the unofficial practices of the underlying political culture, and addressing the question of what purpose campaigns serve when the outcome is predetermined. Discussing Mexican presidential politics from the perspectives of anthropology, political science, and communications science, the authors analyze the 1988 presidential campaign of Carlos Salinas de Gortari—the last great campaign of the PRI to display the characteristics traditionally found in the twentieth century. These detailed descriptions of campaign events show that their ritualistic nature expressed both a national culture and an aura of domination. The authors describe the political and cultural context in which this campaign took place—an authoritarian presidential system that dated from the 1920s—and explain how the constitutional provisions of the state interacted with the informal practices of the party to produce highly scripted symbolic rituals. Their analysis probes such topics as the meanings behind the candidate's behavior, the effects of public opinion polling, and the role of the press, then goes on to show how the system has begun to change since 2000. By dealing with the campaign from multiple perspectives, the authors reveal it as a rite of passage that sheds light on the political culture of the country. Their study expands our understanding of authoritarianism during the years of PRI dominance and facilitates comparison of current practices with those of the past. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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3 ASHABRANNER, BRENT. The Vanishing Border: A Photographic Journey Along Our Frontier With Mexico.
Dodd, Mead, & Co., NY: 1987. 0396089003 / 9780396089001 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket and protective mylar covering. Library discard. Good condition. 
In words and photographs, gives the reader a firsthand look at the 2,000-mile frontier region between Mexico and the United States. Primarily for younger readers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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4 BEAN, FRANK D.; DE LA GARZA, RODOLFO O.; ROBERTS, BRYAN R.; WEINTRAUB, SIDNEY ( EDITED BY). At The Crossroads: Mexican Migration And U. S. Policy.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., New York: 1997. 0847683923 / 9780847683925 s Softcover. Good condition. 
An original and timely book on the subject of Mexican migration to the United States. This comprehensive volume includes rich historical backgrounds and studies on a broad range of important contemporary issues. Includes an Index. 
Price: 69.35 USD
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5 BEEZLEY, WILLIAM H. Judas At The Jockey Club And Other Episodes Of Porfirian Mexico.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2004. The Mexican Experience Series. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday Mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, including sports, storytelling, healthcare, technology, and the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during those years. This second edition features a new preface by the author as well as updated and expanded text, notes, and bibliography. William H. Beezley is a professor of history at the University of Arizona and is the director of the Oaxaca Summer Institute in Modern Mexican History. He is the author of numerous books, including El Gran Pueblo: A History of Greater Mexico (with Colin M. MacLachlan), and the editor (with Michael C. Meyer) of The Oxford History of Mexico. "In three superbly crafted and incisive essays, William H. Beezley examines the leisure culture of high society and the traditional culture of 'everyday Mexicans' and their interaction and clash. . . . Witty and entertaining but also thought-provoking." —American Historical Review "A book that will be read and enjoyed, and that will illuminate succeeding generations of Mexican history students. . . . A landmark study of Mexican cultural history."—Journal of American Folklore "Just beneath the surface of this seemingly lighthearted little book is a very thick foundation of solid scholarship. The author succeeds admirably in opening a window to the minds of turn-of-the-century Mexicans pursuing the elusive idea of progress. . . . A delightfully written, unique example of what social history is about."—Library Journal "It is gratifying that William Beezley's near-classic Judas at the Jockey Club has been reissued. The book, a pleasure to read, still has much to offer, especially to the generalist and classroom teacher of Mexican or Latin American History. . . . Judas at the Jockey Club continues to offer a clever and entertaining look at socioeconomic and cultural change in Mexico during the last half of the nineteenth century."—Hispanic American Historical Review 
Price: 17.05 USD
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6 BEEZLEY, WILLIAM H. & MACLACHLAN, COLIN M. Mexicans In Revolution, 1910-1946: An Introduction.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2009. The Mexican Experience Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
On November 20, 1910, Mexicans initiated the world's first popular social revolution. The unbalanced progress of the previous regime triggered violence and mobilized individuals from all classes to demand social and economic justice. In the process they shaped modern Mexico at a cost of two million lives. This accessible and gripping account guides the reader through the intricacies of the revolution, focusing on the revolutionaries as a group and the implementation of social and political changes. In this volume written for the revolution's centennial, William H. Beezley and Colin M. MacLachlan recount how the revolutionary generation laid the foundation for a better life for all Mexicans. William H. Beezley is a professor of history at the University of Arizona. He is the author or editor of dozens of books, including Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico, 2nd ed., available in a Bison Books edition, and is the coeditor of The Oxford History of Mexico. Colin M. MacLachlan is the John Christie Barr Distinguished Professor of History at Tulane University. He has written numerous historical works, including Spain's Empire in America: The Role of Ideas in Institutional and Social Change and Anarchism and the Mexican Revolution: The Political Trials of Ricardo Flores Magón in the United States. "Mexicans in Revolution, 1910-1946 is a model of concision and clarity."—Marshall Poe, New Books in History 
Price: 19.00 USD
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7 BRAY, WARWICK. Everyday Life Of The Aztecs
Dorsdet Press, New York: 1968. 0880291435 / 9780880291439 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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8 BRENNER, LEAH; RIVERA, DIEGO (ILLUSTRATOR). An Artist Grows Up In Mexico.
Beechhurst Press, New York: 1953. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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9 BUCHENAU, JURGEN (EDITOR & TRANSLATOR). Mexico Otherwise: Modern Mexico In The Eyes Of Foreign Observers.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. Dialogos Series of Latin American Studies. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This rich anthology provides a glimpse of modern Mexico through the eyes of foreign observers. Some of these selections are by well-known authors (Alexander von Humboldt, John Reed, B. Traven, Evelyn Waugh). Some are unpublished pieces by little-known writers, and six are available here for the first time in English. The writings fall into four periods: the transitions to independence and Mexico's first decades as a sovereign country (1800-1867), the era of Liberal modernization (1867-1910), the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940), and the post-World War II era. Four major topics show up repeatedly: ethnicity, gender, and race; cultural differences between Mexicans and foreigners; political stability and instability; and the economy and its impact on Mexicans. Although observers expressed a wide range of viewpoints on these issues, they agreed in finding a stunning degree of ethnic and regional diversity as well as what they saw as stark contrasts between urban and rural, rich and poor, modernity and tradition. In addition to Anglo American authors, the anthology includes selections by German, French, Norwegian, and Spanish authors. Just over a third of the pieces are by women, who offer glimpses of private worlds closed to men, such as convent life, relations between women and their servants, and household affairs. Each selection contains biographical information on the author. Translated into English from the Spanish by Jurgen Buchenau. Jürgen Buchenau is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the author of In the Shadow of the Giant: The Making of Mexico's Central America Policy, 1876-1930 and coeditor of Governors in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1952: Portraits in Conflict, Corruption, and Courage. "Truly international in flavor. ... [a] diversity in perspective and long duree makes this anthology unique and no doubt valuable as a classroom tool." -- The Americas 
Price: 28.69 USD
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10 CARRASCO, PEDRO. The Tenochca Empire Of Ancient Mexico: The Triple Alliance Of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, And Tlacopan.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1999. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The most important political entity in pre-Spanish Mesoamerica was the Tenochca Empire, founded in 1428 when the three kingdoms of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan formed an alliance that controlled the Basin of Mexico and other extensive areas of Mesoamerica. In a unique political structure, each of the three allies headed a group of kingdoms in the core of the Empire. Each capital possessed settlements of peasants both in its own domain and in those of the other two capitals; in conquered areas nearby, the three capitals had their separate tributaries. In The Tenochca Empire Pedro Carrasco incorporates years of research in the archives of Mexico and Spain and compares primary sources, some not yet published, from all three of the great kingdoms. Carrasco takes in the total tripartite structure of the Empire, defining its component entities and determining how they were organized and how they functioned. 
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11 CASTANEDA, CARLOS. Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom Of The Shamans Of Ancient Mexico.
HarperCollins, New York: 1998. 0060175842 / 9780060175849 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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12 CHRISTINA L SISK. Mexico, Nation In Transit: Comtemporary Representations Of Mexican Migration The United States.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Mexico, Nation in Transit examines how the Mexican migrant population in the United States is represented in the Mexican national im-aginary—on migration in literature, film, and music produced in the past twenty years, Christina Sisk argues that Mexico is imagined as a nation that exists outside of its territorial borders and into the United States. Although some Americans feel threatened by the determined resilience of Mexican national identity among immigrants, Sisk counters that the persis-tence of immigrant Mexicans' identities with their homeland—with the cities, states, regions, and nation where they were born or have family—is not in opposition to their identity as Americans. Sisk's transnational investigation moves easily across the US-Mexico border, analyzing films made on both sides, literature de la frontera, Mexican rock music, migrant narratives, and texts written by second- and third-generation immigrants. Included are the perspectives of those who left Mexico, those who were left behind, and the children who travel back "home." Sisk discovers that the loss of Mexicans to the United States through emigration has had an effect on Mexico similar to the impact of the perceived Mexican invasion of the United States. Spanning the social sciences and the humanities, Mexico, Nation in Transit poses a new transnational alternative to the postnational view that geopolitical borders are being erased by the forces of migration and globalization, and the nationalist view that borders must be strictly enforced. It shows that borders, like identities, are not easy to locate precisely. 
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13 CHRISTMAN, JOHN H. (EDITOR) Business Mexico.
American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Lucerna: 1978. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has little tears in the front. 

Price: 28.26 USD
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14 COE, MICHAEL D. Mexico.
Thames and Hudson, London: Third Revised Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
128 Illustrations. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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15 COLLE, MARIE-PIERRE; WITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY IGNACIO URQUIZA. Houses Of Puebla: The Cradle Of Mexican Architecture.
The Vendome Press, New York / Paris: 1998. 0865659664 / 9780865659667 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Angels inhabit this Mexican city; some are of flesh and blood, some of cantera stone, some -- those by the cathedral -- are cast of bronze, some made of sugar and some carved in gilded wood. The cherubs weep and the seraphs smile. Highly illustrated in full-color. Translated into English from the Spanish by Maki Winkelmann. 
Price: 70.54 USD
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16 DAWSON, ALEXANDER S. Indian And Nation In Revolutionary Mexico.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2004. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
During the 1920s and 1930s in Mexico, both intellectuals and government officials promoted ethnic diversity while attempting to overcome the stigma of race in Mexican society. Programs such as the Indigenista movement represented their efforts to redeem the Revolution's promise of a more democratic future for all citizens. This book explores three decades of efforts on the part of government officials, social scientists, and indigenous leaders to renegotiate the place of native peoples in Mexican society. It traces the movement's origins as a humanitarian cause among intellectuals, the involvement of government in bringing education, land reform, cultural revival, and social research to Indian communities, and the active participation of Indian peoples. Traditionally, scholars have seen Indigenismo as an elitist formulation of the "Indian problem." Dawson instead explores the ways that the movement was mediated by both elite and popular pressures over time. By showing how Indigenismo was used by a variety of actors to negotiate the shape of the revolutionary state—from anthropologist Manual Gamio to President Lázaro Cárdenas—he demonstrates how it contributed to a new "pact of domination" between indigenous peoples and the government. Although the power of the Indigenistas was limited by the face that "Indian" remained a racial slur in Mexico, the indígenas capacitados empowered through Indigenismo played a central role in ensuring seventy years of PRI hegemony. In studying the confluence of state formation, social science, and native activism, Dawson's book offers a new perspective for understanding the processes through which revolutionary hegemony emerged. 
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17 DE LA BARCA, MME. CALDERON. Life In Mexico: During A Residence Of Two Years In That Country.
Editiones Tolteca, Mexico: 1952. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. Several of the pages with prints are sticking together. 
The letters home by the Scotch wife of the first Spanish envoy to Mexico following the country's independence. A revealing and fascinating account of the Mexico of the Eighteen-forties. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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18 DEL CASTILLO, BERNAL DIAZ; GARCIA, GENARO (EDITOR); LEONARD, IRVING A. (INTRODUCTION). The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico 1517-1521.
Noonday Press, New York: Third Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Bernal Diaz, conquistador and author of this spectacular epic, served under Cortes through the entire Mexican campaign. His Discovery and Conquest of Mexico is the only accurately edited and translated work (there being in existence several corrupt versions), and it is basic source history - the material on which W. H. Prescott and others have leaned so heavily when writing of the Spanish conquest. Translated into English from the Spanish by a. P. Maudslay who has also provided an Introduction and Notes. 
Price: 32.54 USD
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19 DON, PATRICIA LOPES. Bonfires Of Culture: Franciscans, Indigenous Leaders And The Inquisition In Early Mexico 1524-1540.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In their efforts to convert indigenous peoples, Franciscan friars brought the Spanish Inquisition to early-sixteenth-century Mexico. Patricia Lopes Don now investigates these trials to offer an inside look at this brief but consequential episode of Spanish methods of colonization, providing a fresh interpretation of an early period that has remained too long understudied. Drawing on previously underutilized records of Inquisition proceedings, Don examines four of the most important trials of native leaders to uncover the Franciscans' motivations for using the Inquisition and the indigenous response to it. She focuses on the consecutive impact of four trials—against nahualli Martín Ocelotl, an influential native priest; Andrés Mixcoatl, an advocate of open resistance to the Franciscans; Miguel Pochtecatl Tlaylotla, a guardian of native religious artifacts; and Don Carlos of Texcoco, a native chief burned at the stake for heresy. Don reveals the heart of Bishop Zumárraga's methods of conducting the trials—including spectacular bonfires in which any native idols found in the possession of professed converts were destroyed. Don's knowledge of the contemporary Spain that shaped the friars' perspectives enables her to offer new understanding of the evolution of Franciscan attitudes toward evangelization. Bonfires of Culture reexamines important primary documents and offers a new perspective on a pivotal historical era. 
Price: 33.44 USD
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20 DON, PATRICIA LOPES. Bonfires Of Culture: Franciscans, Indigenous Leaders And The Inquisition In Early Mexico 1524-1540.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In their efforts to convert indigenous peoples, Franciscan friars brought the Spanish Inquisition to early-sixteenth-century Mexico. Patricia Lopes Don now investigates these trials to offer an inside look at this brief but consequential episode of Spanish methods of colonization, providing a fresh interpretation of an early period that has remained too long understudied. Drawing on previously underutilized records of Inquisition proceedings, Don examines four of the most important trials of native leaders to uncover the Franciscans' motivations for using the Inquisition and the indigenous response to it. She focuses on the consecutive impact of four trials—against nahualli Martín Ocelotl, an influential native priest; Andrés Mixcoatl, an advocate of open resistance to the Franciscans; Miguel Pochtecatl Tlaylotla, a guardian of native religious artifacts; and Don Carlos of Texcoco, a native chief burned at the stake for heresy. Don reveals the heart of Bishop Zumárraga's methods of conducting the trials—including spectacular bonfires in which any native idols found in the possession of professed converts were destroyed. Don's knowledge of the contemporary Spain that shaped the friars' perspectives enables her to offer new understanding of the evolution of Franciscan attitudes toward evangelization. Bonfires of Culture reexamines important primary documents and offers a new perspective on a pivotal historical era. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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