The Medieval Heritage of Mexico


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The Medieval Heritage of Mexico is the result of more than thirty years' intensive research. This work examines, more thoroughly than any other, the medieval legacy that influences life in Spanish-speaking North America to the present day. Focusing on the period from 1517--the expedition of Hernandez de Cordoba--to the middle of the seventeenth century, Weckmann describes how explorers, administrators, judges, and clergy introduced to the New World a culture that was essentially medieval. This culture was, in some respects, ...

The Medieval Heritage of Mexico 1992, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823213245