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By John M.D. Pohl,Claire L. Lyons

ISBN-10: 1938770013

ISBN-13: 9781938770012

Altera Roma explores the disagreement of 2 cultures—European and Amerindian—and empires—Spanish and Aztec. In an age of exploration and conquest, Spanish squaddies, missionaries, and retailers introduced an array of cultural preconceptions. Their stumble upon with Aztec civilization coincided with Europe’s rediscovery of classical antiquity, and Tenochtitlán got here to be seemed a “second Rome,” altera Roma. Iberia’s prior because the Roman province of Hispania served to either consultant and critique the Spanish in a foreign country undertaking. The discussion that emerged among the previous global and the recent global formed a twin history into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists learn the analogies among empires extensively separated in time and position, and examine how enormous paintings and structure created “theater states,” a method that hyperlinks historic Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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