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Baroque Sovereignty

Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora and the Creole Archive of Colonial Mexico


Συγγραφέας: More Anna
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812244694
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 360
Διαστάσεις: 23x4x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Baroque Sovereignty"

In the seventeenth century, even as the Spanish Habsburg monarchy entered its irreversible decline, the capital of its most important overseas territory was flourishing. Nexus of both Atlantic and Pacific trade routes and home to an ethnically diverse population, Mexico City produced a distinctive Baroque culture that combined local and European influences. In this context, the American-born descendants of European immigrants-or creoles, as they called themselves-began to envision a new society beyond the terms of Spanish imperialism, and the writings of the Mexican polymath Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora (1645-1700) were instrumental in this process. Mathematician, antiquarian, poet, and secular priest, Siguenza authored works on such topics as the 1680 comet, the defense of New Spain, pre-Columbian history, and the massive 1692 Mexico City riot. He wrote all of these, in his words, "out of love for my patria." Through readings of Siguenza y Gongora's diverse works, Baroque Sovereignty locates the colonial Baroque at the crossroads of a conflicted Spanish imperial rule and the political imaginary of an emergent local elite. Arguing that Spanish imperialism was founded on an ideal of Christian conversion no longer applicable at the end of the seventeenth century, More discovers in Siguenza y Gongora's works an alternative basis for local governance. The creole archive, understood as both the collection of local artifacts and their interpretation, solved the intractable problem of Spanish imperial sovereignty by establishing a material genealogy and authority for New Spain's creole elite. In an analysis that contributes substantially to early modern colonial studies and theories of memory and knowledge, More posits the centrality of the creole archive for understanding how a local political imaginary emerged from the ruins of Spanish imperialism.


Συγγραφέας/εις: More Anna
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780812244694
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/12/2012
Σελίδες: 360
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 748 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x4x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 25 illus.
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction: Siguenza y Gongora and the Creole Archive 1. Allegory, Archives, and Creole Sovereignty 2. "Nostra Academia in barbara": Building an Archive on the Imperial Frontier 3. Mexican Hieroglyphics: Creole Antiquarianism and the Politics of Empire 4. Counterhistory and Creole Governance in the Riot of 1692 5. Creole Citizenship, Race, and the Modern World System Conclusion: The Afterlife of a Baroque Archive Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments

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