Los caracteres de la identidad

Madrid: Fondo de Cultura Economica de Espana, Red Columnaria (Colección Historia), 2023. First Edition. Paperback. 478p., facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #83664
ISBN: 9788437508214

The cities of New Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries were a melting pot where, under conditions of inequality, European and pre-Hispanic forms and techniques of writing and representation were poured. The Latin and Spanish texts were superimposed on the codices, without replacing them, and the printing press soon multiplied the possibility of reproducing not only the stories that came from the Old World, but also those with which they wanted to generate a memory of the New or, simply, understand and explain it. Far from being a simple space for receiving the writings that arrived with the fleets, a large group of readers, writers and editors soon emerged capable of defining themselves by their participation in the adventure of what was written and of producing an original discourse from which They would confirm the uniqueness of the territory and claim their own dignity.

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