Monday, February 24, 2014

New Release: Arias & Marrero-Fente, eds., "Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World"

New from Vanderbilt University Press: Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World (March 2014), edited by Santa Arias (University of Kansas) and Raul Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota). The Press explains:
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.
Here's the TOC:
Negotiation Between Religion and the Law
Santa Arias and Raul Marrero-Fente
Jose de Acosta: Colonial Regimes for a Globalized Christian World
Ivonne del Valle
Conquistador Counterpoint: Intimate Enmity in the Writings of Bernardo de Vargas Machuca
Kris Lane
Voices of the Altepetl: Nahua Epistemologies and Resistance in the Anales de Juan Bautista
Ezekiel Stear
Performances of Indigenous Authority in Postconquest Tlaxcalan Annals: Don Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza's Historia cronologica de la noble ciudad de Tlaxcala
Kelly S. McDonough
Translating the "Doctrine of Discovery": Spain, England, and Native American Religions
Ralph Bauer
Narrating Conversion: Idolatry, the Sacred, and the Ambivalences of Christian Evangelization in Colonial Peru
Laura Leon Llerena
Old Enemies, New Contexts: Early Modern Spanish (Re)-Writing of Islam in the Philippines
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Art That Pushes and Pulls: Visualizing Religion and Law in the Early Colonial Provinces of Toluca
Delia A. Cosentino
The Rhetoric of War and Justice in the Conquest of the Americas: Ethnography, Law, and Humanism in Juan Gines de Sepulveda and Bartolome de Las Casas
David M. Solodkow
Human Sacrifice, Conquest, and the Law: Cultural Interpretation and Colonial Sovereignty in New Spain
Cristian Roa
Legal Pluralism and the "India Pura" in New Spain: The School of Guadalupe and the Convent of the Company of Mary
Monica Diaz
Our Lady of Anarchy: Iconography as Law on the Frontiers of the Spanish Empire
John D. (Jody) Blanco
Epilogue: Teleiopoesis at the Crossroads of the Colonial/Postcolonial Divide
Jose Rabasa