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Conflict and conversion in sixteenth century central Mexico : the Augustinian War on and beyond the Chichimeca frontier / by Robert H. Jackson.

Author:
Jackson, Robert H. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Description:
xxix, 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm.
Series:
  • European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 12. [More in this series]
  • European expansion and indigenous response ; volume 12
Summary note:
In the sixteenth century Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian missionaries attempted to convert the native populations of central Mexico. The native peoples generally viewed the new religion in terms very different from that of the missionaries. As conflict broke out after 1550 as Spaniards invaded the Chichimeca frontier (the frontier between sedentary and nomadic natives), the missionaries faced new challenges on both sides of the frontier. Some sedentary natives resisted evangelization, and the missionaries saw themselves in a war against Satan and his minions. The Augustinians assumed a pivotal role in the evangelization campaign on both sides of the Chichimeca frontier, and employed different methods in the effort to convince the natives to embrace the new faith and to defeat Satan's designs. They used graphic visual aids and the threat of an eternity of suffering in hell to bring recalcitrant natives, such as the Otomi of the Mezquital Valley, into the fold.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245) and index.
Contents:
Setting the stage : native peoples and Augustinian missions in Central Mexico and beyond the Chichimeca frontier -- The war against Satan and sin : the open chapel murals of San Nicolás Tolentino and Santa María Xoxoteco -- The holy war against the Chichimecas : the Ixmiquilpan Church mural series -- Beyond the Chichimeca frontier : Augustinian evangelization of the Sierra Gorda, sixteenth to Eighteenth centuries.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789004232457 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 9004232451 (hardback : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2013006444
OCLC:
830668611
RCP:
N - S