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dc.creatorPeterson, Heather Rose
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-01T19:26:06Z
dc.date.available2011-08-01T19:26:06Z
dc.date.created2009-12*
dc.date.issued2011-08-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2009-12-613
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectNew Spain
dc.subject16th century
dc.subject17th century
dc.subjectAstrology
dc.subjectCosmography
dc.subjectNatural philosophy
dc.subjectSpanish conquest
dc.titleHeavenly influences : the cosmic and social order of New Spain at the turn of the seventeenth century
dc.date.updated2011-08-01T19:28:24Z
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2009-12-613
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentHistory
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy


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