Heavenly influences : the cosmic and social order of New Spain at the turn of the seventeenth century

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dc.contributor.advisor Deans-Smith, Susan, 1953-
dc.creator Peterson, Heather Rose
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-01T19:26:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-01T19:26:06Z
dc.date.created 2009-12
dc.date.issued 2011-08-01
dc.date.submitted December 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2009-12-613
dc.description.abstract This is the story of Spanish belonging in New Spain and the creation of New Spaniards. Tracing Spanish perceptions of place, the body, belonging, and Indian mortality, as well as constructions of “nativeness” and “Spanishness” from the conquest, this work does three things. First it examines the ideological constructs behind Spanish belonging, and the ideas that Spaniards brought with them about their bodies and their relationship to the environment. Second it follows the progression of these ideas through the first three generations of Spanish colonization, paying particular attention to the way that political rivalries, the exigencies of the crown, and Indian mortality affected discourse on belonging and identity. Finally, it captures a moment at the turn of the seventeenth century, when residents of New Spain began to re-imagine their belonging and their relationship to the land and its original inhabitants.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject New Spain
dc.subject 16th century
dc.subject 17th century
dc.subject Astrology
dc.subject Cosmography
dc.subject Natural philosophy
dc.subject Spanish conquest
dc.title Heavenly influences : the cosmic and social order of New Spain at the turn of the seventeenth century
dc.date.updated 2011-08-01T19:28:24Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2009-12-613
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ca�izares-Esguerra, Jorge
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kamil, Neil
dc.contributor.committeeMember Twinam, Ann
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wade, Maria
dc.description.department History
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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