Thèse : “Historia Chronológica de la Noble Ciudad de Tlaxcala”: A study of Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza’s Nahua Annals from seventeenth-century Mexico
- Webb, David Edward
- Hernandez, Guillermo E. Directeur
“Historia Chronológica de la Noble Ciudad de Tlaxcala : A Study of Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza’s Nahua Annals from Seventeenth-Century Mexico.” My dissertation investigates, from a postcolonial and cultural studies perspective, the Historia Chronológica , an indispensable but little studied historiographical and literary source written in Nahuatl in the annals-genre format, written by Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza. My thesis contends that the Historia exemplifies the persistence of Nahua socio-political institutions blended with Spanish colonial systems of power and how they function to project and maintain Indian identity and cultural agency. In addition, the Historia Chronológica is vital in conveying the evolution and development of the annals and the persistence of an indigenous written expression in early modern Mexico. Ultimately, the study of this text hopes to aid in understanding how Nahua annalist carved a niche for critical discourse and cultural agency for Indians of central Mexico as a marginalized community.
- 1 vol. (viii, 201 p.) : ill. ; 28 cm
- Bibliogr. p. 186-201
- PhD : University of California : Los Angeles : 2005