By Danna A. Levin Rojo
Long sooner than the Spanish colonizers verified it in 1598, the “Kingdom of Nuevo México” had existed as an imaginary world—and now not the single in response to eu medieval legend so frequently acknowledged to have pushed the Spaniards’ objectives within the New international. What the conquistadors sought within the 1500s, it sort of feels, was once what the local Mesoamerican Indians who took half in north-going conquest expeditions additionally sought: a go back to the Aztecs’ mythic land of beginning, Aztlan. applying long-overlooked old and anthropological proof, Danna A. Levin Rojo finds how principles those natives held approximately their very own previous helped ascertain the place Spanish explorers might pass and what they'd triumph over within the northwest frontier of recent Spain—present-day New Mexico and Arizona. Return to Aztlan therefore remaps a rare century in which, for the 1st time, Western minds have been seduced via local American ancient memories.
Levin Rojo recounts a transformation—of an summary geographic house, the imaginary international of Aztlan, right into a concrete sociopolitical position. Drawing on a wide selection of early maps, colonial chronicles, soldier studies, letters, and local codices, she charts the sluggish redefinition of local and Spanish cultural identity—and exhibits that the Spanish observed in Nahua, or Aztec, civilization an equivalence to their very own. A deviation in ecu colonial naming practices offers the 1st clue transformation of Aztlan from imaginary to concrete global used to be happening: Nuevo México is the one place-name from the early colonial interval within which Europeans mixed the adjective “new” with an American Indian identify. With this toponym, Spaniards referenced either Mexico-Tenochtitlan, the indigenous city whose destruction made attainable the delivery of recent Spain itself, and Aztlan, the traditional Mexicans’ position of origin.
Levin Rojo collects extra clues as she systematically files why and the way Spaniards might absorb local starting place tales and make a go back to Aztlan their very own goal—and in doing so, overturns the conventional knowing of Nuevo México as an idea and as a territory.
A e-book within the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and tradition initiative, supported by way of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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