John M.D. Pohl,Claire L. Lyons's Altera Roma: Art and Empire from Mérida to Mexico PDF

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

Altera Roma explores the war of words of 2 cultures—European and Amerindian—and empires—Spanish and Aztec. In an age of exploration and conquest, Spanish infantrymen, missionaries, and retailers introduced an array of cultural preconceptions. Their come upon with Aztec civilization coincided with Europe’s rediscovery of classical antiquity, and Tenochtitlán got here to be appeared a “second Rome,” altera Roma. Iberia’s prior because the Roman province of Hispania served to either advisor and critique the Spanish abroad undertaking. The discussion that emerged among the previous global and the hot international formed a twin historical past into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists learn the analogies among empires generally separated in time and position, and think about how enormous artwork and structure created “theater states,” a method that hyperlinks historic Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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