Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World

Ed. Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente

From postcolonial, interdisciplinary, and transnational perspectives, this collection of original essays looks at the experience of Spain's empire in the Atlantic and the Pacific and its cultural production.

Negotiation between Religion and the Law
Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente

Part I. Politics

  1. José de Acosta: Colonial Regimes for a Globalized Christian World
    Ivonne del Valle
  2. Conquistador Counterpoint: Intimate Enmity in the Writings of Bernardo de Vargas Machuca
    Kris Lane
  3. Voices of the Altepetl: Nahua Epistemologies and Resistance in the Anales de Juan Bautista
    Ezekiel Stear
  4. Performances of Indigenous Authority in Postconquest Tlaxcalan Annals: Don Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza’s Historia cronológica de la noble ciudad de Tlaxcala
    Kelly S. McDonough

Part II. Religion

  1. Translating the “Doctrine of Discovery”: Spain, England, and Native American Religions
    Ralph Bauer
  2. Narrating Conversion: Idolatry, the Sacred, and the Ambivalences of Christian Evangelization in Colonial Peru
    Laura León Llerena
  3. Old Enemies, New Contexts: Early Modern Spanish (Re)-Writing of Islam in the Philippines
    Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez
  4. Art That Pushes and Pulls: Visualizing Religion and Law in the Early Colonial Province of Toluca
    Delia A. Cosentino

Part III. Law

  1. The Rhetoric of War and Justice in the Conquest of the Americas: Ethnography, Law, and Humanism in Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda and Bartolomé de Las Casas
    David M. Solodkow
  2. Human Sacrifice, Conquest, and the Law: Cultural Interpretation and Colonial Sovereignty in New Spain
    Cristian Roa
  3. Legal Pluralism and the “India Pura” in New Spain: The School of Guadalupe and the Convent of the Company of Mary
    Mónica Díaz
  4. Our Lady of Anarchy: Iconography as Law on the Frontiers of the Spanish Empire
    John D. (Jody) Blanco

Teleiopoesis at the Crossroads of the Colonial/Postcolonial Divide
José Rabasa