Laura Matthew, "Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala"


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:30pm


The History Department Presents:

Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala
A talk by Professor Laura Matthew
Assistant Professor of Colonial Latin American History
Marquette University
Wednesday October 17, 3:30-4:30 pm
Social Sciences 118
Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and did they get it? Memories of Conquest argues that the "Spanish" conquest cannot be fully understood without considering Mesoamerican patterns of alliance, warfare, and imperial settlement. But the identity and status of the Indian conquistadors in colonial Guatemala also depended on Spanish colonialism's willingness to honor them. This presentation is based on Prof. Matthew's new book, Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2012). Contact Martha Few for more information,
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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