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Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca Nudzahui History, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries

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ISBN-10: 0804751048

ISBN-13: 9780804751049

Edition: 2001

Authors: Kevin Terraciano

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In this history of the Mixtec Indians of Southern Mexico, Kevin Terraciano focuses on several dozen Mixtec communities in the region of Oaxaca during the period from about 1540 to 1750. The study covers their social, cultural and political lives.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

List of Illustrations (Figures and Maps)
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Historiography
Sources and Methods
Overview of the Chapters
Writing
Preconquest Writing in the Mixteca
Early Colonial Writing
The Codex Yanhuitlan
The Act of Writing
The Codex Sierra
Nahuatl as Lingua Franca
Nudzahui-Language Alphabetic Writing
Literacy
The Decline of Pictorial Writing
Late Colonial Writing
Language
Early Colonial Observations
Regional Variants
Mixtec Phonology
Reverential Speech
Language Contact and Change
The Early Period of Language Contact
Mixtec in the Middle Years
Pronunciation
Late Colonial Changes
Local Variation
Communities
Nuu and Yuhuitayu
Subentities of the Nuu
Sina of Yodzocahi
Siqui of Yucundaa and Tiquehui
Dzini of the Nuunine
Convergent Terminology
Postconquest Reorganization
Physical Resettlement
Cabecera and Sujeto Status
Native Terminology for New Sociopolitical Entities
Indigenous Responses to Reorganization
The Case of Yanhuitlan versus Tecomatlan
Late Colonial Changes
Social Relations
Yya and Toho
Nandahi and Dzaya Dzana
Dependent Laborers
Social Obligations
Nudzahui Personal Names
Adoption of Spanish Names
Names and Social Status
Yuhuitayu
Royal Titles
Royal Residences
The Yuhuitayu as a Symbol of Power and Sexuality
Royal Marriage and Succession
Colonial "Joint Person" Rule
Spanish-Style Government
Cacique and Governor
Female Rulers or Cacicas
The Tnino of the Cabildo
Caciques versus Communities
Land and Livelihood
The Household Complex
Categories of Land Tenure
Names and Types of Land
Land Distribution and Use
Inheritance Patterns
Land Sales and Leases
Competition and Conflict over Land
Trade and Tribute
Money and Exchange
The Cloth Trade
Long-Distance Traders
Local Markets
Sacred Relations
Origins
Images and Deities
The Rain Deity
Priests and Diviners
Feasts and Offerings
The Spiritual Conquest
Ambivalence and Resistance
Nudzahui Christianity
Sacred Houses
The Spiritual Dialogue
The Kingdom of Heaven
The Devil, Hell, and Sin
Christian Images
Feasts and Religious Expenses
Concealed Continuities
Ethnicity
Nudzahui Identity
Nudzahui Land
Nudzahui Language
Nudzahui People
Nudzahui Things
The Construction of Ethnicity
Comparisons with Nahuas and Maya
Nudzahui Names for Others
Ethnicity in the Valley of Oaxaca
Interracial Interactions
Conclusions
Mesoamerican Comparisons
Interaction and Change
Some Nudzahui Place-Names and Associated Nahuatl-Spanish Names
Transcriptions and Translations
Glossary
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index