Belmonte De Los Caballeros

Anthropology and History in an Aragonese Community

Author: Carmelo Lison-Tolosana

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400855861

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 9645

Spain's most productive, creative, and highly regarded anthropologist, Carmelo Lison-Tolosana was born in the small Aragonese community he calls Belmonte." This work reflects both his deep knowledge of the village and the objectivity of his professional training. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Heritage Regimes and the State

2nd revised edition

Author: Bendix, Regina,Eggert, Aditya,Peselmann, Arnika

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3863951220

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

View: 5173

What happens when UNESCO heritage conventions are ratified by a state? How do UNESCO’s global efforts interact with preexisting local, regional and state efforts to conserve or promote culture? What new institutions emerge to address the mandate? The contributors to this volume focus on the work of translation and interpretation that ensues once heritage conventions are ratified and implemented. With seventeen case studies from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and China, the volume provides comparative evidence for the divergent heritage regimes generated in states that differ in history and political organization. The cases illustrate how UNESCO’s aspiration to honor and celebrate cultural diversity diversifies itself. The very effort to adopt a global heritage regime forces myriad adaptations to particular state and interstate modalities of building and managing heritage.

City Steeple, City Streets

Saints' Tales from Granada and a Changing Spain

Author: Candace Slater

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068155

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4164

"Extremely exciting for the field of Spanish and European cultural studies, which . . . has tended to overlook issues of the religious imagination, narrative, and folklore."--Ruth Behar, author of Santa Maria del Monte: The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village

Mexico at the World's Fairs

Crafting a Modern Nation

Author: Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 373

View: 7525

"Cosmopolitan approach frames the issue within a more international setting than is common in works about a single Latin American country. Recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Deadly Baggage

What Cortes Brought to Mexico and How It Destroyed the Aztec Civilization

Author: Al Sandine

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786497009

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2288

In 1519, a few hundred Europeans led by Hernan Cortes sailed from Cuba to the Mexican mainland, where they encountered representatives of the Aztec Empire. Iberian history, culture and religion, and their experience in the Greater Antilles made conquest the aim of these adventurers. They regarded themselves as heroes in a romantic crusade of good against evil. Each member of the expedition sought to acquire precious metals and to become a lord of enslaved native labor. Their horses and steel swords, aided by native disunity and susceptibility to Old World diseases, ensured their success. This analysis of the conquest of Mexico stands in contrast to previous narratives that either reduce the conquest to a contest between Cortes and Montezuma, or describe a near miraculous victory of European ingenuity and Western values over Indian superstition and savagery. The author frames the clash of civilizations in New World prehistory that left inhabitants at a disadvantage.

Frontiers in Ecology, Evolution and Complexity

Author: Mariana Benítez,Octavio Miramontes,Alfonso Valiente-Banuet

Publisher: CopIt ArXives

ISBN: 1938128052

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 1378

Advances in molecular biology, remote sensing, systems biology, bioinformatics, non-linear science, the physics of complex systems and other fields have rendered a great amount of data that remain to be integrated into models and theories that are capable of accounting for the complexity of ecological systems and the evolutionary dynamics of life. It is thus necessary to provide a solid basis to discuss and reflect on these and other challenges both at the local and global scales. This volume aims to delineate an integrative and interdisciplinary view that suggests new avenues in research and teaching, critically discusses the scope of the diverse methods in the study of complex systems, and points at key open questions. Finally, this book will provide students and specialists with a collection of high quality open access essays that will contribute to integrate Ecology, Evolution and Complexity in the context of basic research and in the field of Sustainability Sciences.

The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond

Departures and Change

Author: Kevin Ingram

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175539

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 8863

Converso and Morisco are the terms applied to those Jews and Muslims who converted to Christianity (mostly under duress) in late medieval Spain. "Converso and Moriscos Studies" examines the manifold cultural implications of these mass convertions.

Revolution, Defeat and Theoretical Underdevelopment

Russia, Turkey, Spain, Bolivia

Author: Loren Goldner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004325824

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 424

The historical studies presented here examine four ideologies—Leninism, Trotskyism, anarchism , and anti-imperialism— still with us, if diffusely. They attempt to overcome the legacies of the Second, Third and Fourth Internationals, and of “real existing socialism”, in the Soviet Union and elsewhere.

Between Sepharad and Jerusalem

History, Identity and Memory of the Sephardim

Author: Alisa Meyuḥas Ginio

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900427958X


Page: 384

View: 5623

The history, identity and memory of the Sephardim in their Mediterranean dispersal are analysed by the author with a special reference to the Sephardi community of Jerusalem and to the political, social and cultural changes through which the speakers of Jewish-Spanish went since the turn of the nineteenth century.

Emigrants and Society

Extremadura and America in the Sixteenth Century

Author: Ida Altman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520064942

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 3631

"Its emphasis on close trans-Atlantic ties between Spaniards in Europe and America gives us a fresh way of looking at the whole settlement process. . . . There is nothing else in English or Spanish that deals with this topic in a similar way."--Stuart B. Schwartz, University of Minnesota "Altman's book will become the definitive work on the subject of Spanish migration to the New World."--Helen Nader, Indiana University "Its emphasis on close trans-Atlantic ties between Spaniards in Europe and America gives us a fresh way of looking at the whole settlement process. . . . There is nothing else in English or Spanish that deals with this topic in a similar way."--Stuart B. Schwartz, University of Minnesota

The Romanization of Central Spain

Complexity, Diversity and Change in a Provincial Hinterland

Author: Leonard A Curchin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134451113

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8936

Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were integrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD. He approaches the question from a variety of angles, including the social, economic, religious and material experiences of the inhabitants as they adjusted to change, the mechanisms by which they adopted new structures and values, and the power relations between Rome and the provincials. The book also considers the peculiar cultural features of Central Spain, which made its Romanization so distinctive.

Republic of Egos

A Social History of the Spanish Civil War

Author: Michael Seidman

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299178635

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 4377

Most histories of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) have examined major leaders or well-established political and social groups to explore class, gender, and ideological struggles. The war in Spain was marked by momentous conflicts between democracy and dictatorship, Communism and fascism, anarchism and authoritarianism, and Catholicism and anticlericalism that still provoke our fascination. In Republic of Egos, Michael Seidman focuses instead on the personal and individual experiences of the common men and women who were actors in a struggle that defined a generation and helped to shape our world. By examining the roles of anonymous individuals, families, and small groups who fought for their own interests and survival—and not necessarily for an abstract or revolutionary cause—Seidman reveals a powerful but rarely considered pressure on the outcome of history. He shows how price controls and inflation in the Republican zone encouraged peasant hoarding, black marketing, and unrest among urban workers. Soldiers of the Republican Army responded to material shortages by looting, deserting, and fraternizing with the enemy. Seidman’s focus on average, seemingly nonpolitical individuals provides a new vision of both the experience and outcome of the war.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture

Author: Eamonn J. Rodgers

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415131871

Category: History

Page: 591

View: 1482

Some 750 alphabetically-arranged entries provide insights into the cultural and political features of contemporary Spain. Including Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque country, coverage spans from 1939 to the present.

Genealogical Fictions

Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico

Author: María Elena Martínez

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804756481

Category: History

Page: 407

View: 9838

Genealogical Fictions examines how the state, church, Inquisition, and other institutions in colonial Mexico used the Spanish notion of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) over time and how the concept's enduring religious, genealogical, and gendered meanings came to shape the region's patriotic and racial ideologies.

Mediterranean Modernism

Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development

Author: Adam J. Goldwyn,Renée M. Silverman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137586567

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 4375

This book explores how Modernist movements all across the Mediterranean basin differed from those of other regions. The chapters show how the political and economic turmoil of a period marked by world war, revolution, decolonization, nationalism, and the rapid advance of new technologies compelled artists, writers, and other intellectuals to create a new hybrid Mediterranean Modernist aesthetic which sought to balance the tensions between local and foreign, tradition and innovation, and colonial and postcolonial.

New Deal Cowboy

Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy

Author: Michael Duchemin

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156716

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 7945

Best known to Americans as the “singing cowboy,” beloved entertainer Gene Autry (1907–1998) appeared in countless films, radio broadcasts, television shows, and other venues. While Autry’s name and a few of his hit songs are still widely known today, his commitment to political causes and public diplomacy deserves greater appreciation. In this innovative examination of Autry’s influence on public opinion, Michael Duchemin explores the various platforms this cowboy crooner used to support important causes, notably Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and foreign policy initiatives leading up to World War II. As a prolific performer of western folk songs and country-western music, Autry gained popularity in the 1930s by developing a persona that appealed to rural, small-town, and newly urban fans. It was during this same time, Duchemin explains, that Autry threw his support behind the thirty-second president of the United States. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Duchemin demonstrates how Autry popularized Roosevelt’s New Deal policies and made them more attractive to the American public. In turn, the president used the emerging motion picture industry as an instrument of public diplomacy to enhance his policy agendas, which Autry’s films, backed by Republic Pictures, unabashedly endorsed. As the United States inched toward entry into World War II, the president’s focus shifted toward foreign policy. Autry responded by promoting Americanism, war preparedness, and friendly relations with Latin America. As a result, Duchemin argues, “Sergeant Gene Autry” played a unique role in making FDR’s internationalist policies more palatable for American citizens reluctant to engage in another foreign war. New Deal Cowboy enhances our understanding of Gene Autry as a western folk hero who, during critical times of economic recovery and international crisis, readily assumed the role of public diplomat, skillfully using his talents to persuade a marginalized populace to embrace a nationalist agenda. By drawing connections between western popular culture and American political history, the book also offers valuable insight concerning the development of leisure and western tourism, the information industry, public diplomacy, and foreign policy in twentieth-century America.

How the Snake Lost its Legs

Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo

Author: Lewis I. Held, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107782899

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9565

How did the zebra really get its stripes, and the giraffe its long neck? What is the science behind camel humps, leopard spots, and other animal oddities? Such questions have fascinated us for centuries, but the expanding field of evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) is now providing, for the first time, a wealth of insights and answers. Taking inspiration from Kipling's 'Just So Stories', this book weaves emerging insights from evo-devo into a narrative that provides startling explanations for the origin and evolution of traits across the animal kingdom. Held's unique and engaging style makes this narrative both enlightening and entertaining, guiding students and researchers through even complex concepts and encouraging a fuller understanding of the latest developments in the field. The first five chapters cover the first bilaterally symmetric animals, flies, butterflies, snakes, and cheetahs. A final chapter surveys recent results about a menagerie of other animals.

Recovering History, Constructing Race

The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans

Author: Martha Menchaca

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292778481

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 6991

The history of Mexican Americans is a history of the intermingling of races—Indian, White, and Black. This racial history underlies a legacy of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans and their Mexican ancestors that stretches from the Spanish conquest to current battles over ending affirmative action and other assistance programs for ethnic minorities. Asserting the centrality of race in Mexican American history, Martha Menchaca here offers the first interpretive racial history of Mexican Americans, focusing on racial foundations and race relations from prehispanic times to the present. Menchaca uses the concept of racialization to describe the process through which Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. authorities constructed racial status hierarchies that marginalized Mexicans of color and restricted their rights of land ownership. She traces this process from the Spanish colonial period and the introduction of slavery through racial laws affecting Mexican Americans into the late twentieth-century. This re-viewing of familiar history through the lens of race recovers Blacks as important historical actors, links Indians and the mission system in the Southwest to the Mexican American present, and reveals the legal and illegal means by which Mexican Americans lost their land grants.

Music Lovers' Encyclopedia

Containing a Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Terms, Instruments, &c., Including a Key to the Pronunciation of Sixteen Languages, Many Charts; an Explanation of the Construction of Music for the Uninitiated; a Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary; the Stories of the Operas; and Numerous Biographical and Critical Essays by Distinguished Authorities

Author: Rupert Hughes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 949

View: 840

Cultural Encounters

The Impact of the Inquisition in Spain and the New World

Author: Mary Elizabeth Perry,Anne J. Cruz,Cruz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520070981

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4669

More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression. Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies--whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significance of the Inquisition. More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression. Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies--whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significance of the Inquisition.