The Matachines Dance: Ritual Symbolism and Interethnic Relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley

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The Matachines dance derives from a genre of medieval European folk dramas symbolising conflict between Christians and Moors. Spaniards brought it to the Americas as a vehicle for Christianising the Indians. In this book, Rodriguez explores the colourful, complex, and often enigmatic Matachines dance as it is performed today by Pueblo Indians and Hispanos in New Mexico. Previous studies of the Matachines dance dealt mainly with its origins, distribution, and descriptive details. Rodriguez's work instead focuses on the ...

The Matachines Dance: Ritual Symbolism and Interethnic Relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley 2001, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826316776

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The Matachines Dance: Ritual Symbolism and Interethnic Relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley 1996, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826316783

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