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Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico

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Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico - Martinez, Maria Elena
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Maria Elena Martinez's Genealogical Fictions is the first in-depth study of the relationship between the Spanish concept of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) and colonial Mexico's sistema de castas, a hierarchical system of social classification based primarily on ancestry. Specifically, it explains how this notion surfaced amid socio-religious tensions in early modern Spain, and was initially used against Jewish and Muslim converts to Christianity. It was then transplanted to the Americas, adapted to colonial conditions ...

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Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico 2011, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804776615

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Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico 2008, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804756488

Hardcover