Download e-book for kindle: Altera Roma: Art and Empire from Mérida to Mexico by John M.D. Pohl,Claire L. Lyons

By John M.D. Pohl,Claire L. Lyons

ISBN-10: 1938770013

ISBN-13: 9781938770012

Altera Roma explores the disagreement of 2 cultures—European and Amerindian—and empires—Spanish and Aztec. In an age of exploration and conquest, Spanish squaddies, missionaries, and retailers introduced an array of cultural preconceptions. Their come upon with Aztec civilization coincided with Europe’s rediscovery of classical antiquity, and Tenochtitlán got here to be seemed a “second Rome,” altera Roma. Iberia’s earlier because the Roman province of Hispania served to either advisor and critique the Spanish abroad venture. The discussion that emerged among the previous global and the recent global formed a twin history into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists research the analogies among empires commonly separated in time and position, and look at how huge paintings and structure created “theater states,” a technique that hyperlinks old Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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