Parution : Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s native archive and the circulation of knowledge in colonial Mexico

Alva Ixtlilxochitl's native archive and the circulation of knowledge in colonial Mexico
Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s native archive and the circulation of knowledge in colonial Mexico

Créateur

Amber Brian is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Iowa and coeditor of The Native Conquistador.

Résumé de l’éditeur

Focusing on the production and circulation of native knowledge through collaborations between indigenous, mestizo, and creole intellectuals in colonial Mexico, this book proceeds through an in-depth case study of the exchange of native materials between the family of don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochtil and don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora.

Born between 1568 and 1580, Alva Ixtlilxochitl was a direct descendant of Ixtlilxochitl I and Ixtlilxochitl II, who had been rulers of Texcoco, one of the major city-states in pre-Conquest Mesoamerica. After a distinguished education and introduction into the life of the empire of New Spain in Mexico, Ixtlilxochitl was employed by the viceroy to write histories of the indigenous peoples in Mexico. Engaging with this history and delving deep into the resultant archives of this life’s work, Amber Brian addresses the question of how knowledge and history came to be crafted in this era.

Brian takes the reader through not only the history of the archives itself, but explores how its inheritors played as crucial a role in shaping this indigenous history as the author. The archive helped inspire an emerging nationalism at a crucial juncture in Latin American history, as Creoles and indigenous peoples appropriated the history to give rise to a belief in Mexican exceptionalism. This belief, ultimately, shaped the modern state and impacted the course of history in the Americas. Without the work of Ixtlilxochitl, that history would look very different today.

Sommaire

  • Introduction : giving and receiving
  • Chapter 1. Creoles, mestizos, and the native archive
  • Chapter 2. Land, law, and lineage : the cacicazgo of San Juan Teotihuacan
  • Chapter 3. Configuring native knowledge : seventeenth-century mestizo
  • Chapter 4. Circulating native knowledge : seventeenth-century creole
  • Epilogue : native knowledge and colonial networks.

Informations pratiques

  • Editeur : Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Date de parution : cop. 2016
  • Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XI-196 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Références bibliogr. Bibliogr. p. 169-185. Index
  • ISBN 9780826520975 (cloth edition) (alk. paper). – ISBN 0826520979 (cloth edition) (alk. paper). – ISBN 9780826520999 (ebook). – ISBN 0826520995 (ebook) 

Localisations

  • PARIS-BnF : Richelieu – Manuscrits – magasin : 8-IMPR OR-20820
  • MADRID-Casa de Velázquez
  • PARIS-BIS, Fonds général
  • PARIS-Médiathèque MQB

Olivier Jacquot

Coordonnateur de la recherche > Délégation à la Stratégie et à la recherche > Bibliothèque nationale de France

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