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Title Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and his legacy / edited by Galen Brokaw and Jongsoo Lee
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2016
Tucson [Arizona] : University of Arizona Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (vi, 306 pages) :) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents 1. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and colonial indigenous historiography from the conquest to the present / Jongsoo Lee and Galen Brokaw -- 2. The identities of Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl / Gordon Whittaker -- 3. Ixtlilxochitl's ethnographic encounter : understanding the Codex Xolotl and its dependent alphabetic texts / Jerome A. Offner -- 4. Colonial writings and indigenous politics in New Spain : Alva Ixtlilxochitl's Chronicles and the Cacicazgo of Teotihuacan / Jongsoo Lee -- 5. Constructed discourse in Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl's Chronicles / Heather Allen -- 6. Voice in Alva Ixtlilxochitl's historical writings / Jose Rabasa -- 7. Alva Ixtlilxochitl's Marina and other women of conquest / Susan Kellogg -- 8. Alva Ixtlilxochitl and the Guadalupe legend : the question of authorship / Amber Brian -- 9. Credible, accurate, and approved : Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and Mexico's patriotic historiography / Pablo García Loaeza -- Chronology -- Glossary
Summary Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl is one of the most controversial and provocative Mexican chroniclers from the colonial period. A descendant of both the famous Prehispanic poet-king Nezahualcoyotl and Hernán Cortes's ally Cortes Ixtlilxochitl, he penned chronicles that rewrote Prehispanic and colonial history. Traditionally known as a Europeanized historian of Tetzcoco, he wrote prolifically, producing documents covering various aspects of pre- and postconquest history, religion, and literature. His seventeenth-century writings have had a lasting effect on the understanding of Mexican culture and history from the colonial period to the present. But because Alva Ixtlilxochitl frequently used Tetzcocan oral traditions and pictorial codices of his ancestors' heroic achievements, scholars have long said that his writings exhibit a Tetzcocan bias that distorts representations and understandings of Prehispanic Mexican history and culture. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy is a collection of essays providing deeper perspective on the life, work, and legacy of Alva Ixtlilxochitl. The contributors revise and broaden previous understandings of Alva Ixtlilxochitl's racial and cultural identity, including his method of transcribing pictorial texts, his treatment of gender, and his influence on Mexican nationalism. Chapter authors coming from the fields of anthropology, history, linguistics, and literature offer valuable new perspectives on the complexities of Alva Ixtlilxochitl's life and his contributions to the history and scholarship of Mexico
Notes Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Alva Ixtlilxóchitl, Fernando de, 1578-1650.
Historians -- Mexico -- 17th century -- Biography.
Mexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Brokaw, Galen, 1966- editor
Lee, Jongsoo, 1964- editor
Project Muse, distributor
Project Muse.
ISBN 081650072X