New PDF release: Altera Roma: Art and Empire from Mérida to Mexico

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 squaddies, missionaries, and retailers introduced an array of cultural preconceptions. Their stumble upon with Aztec civilization coincided with Europe’s rediscovery of classical antiquity, and Tenochtitlán got here to be looked a “second Rome,” altera Roma. Iberia’s previous because the Roman province of Hispania served to either advisor and critique the Spanish abroad venture. The discussion that emerged among the outdated global and the hot global formed a twin history into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists study the analogies among empires broadly separated in time and position, and examine how enormous paintings and structure created “theater states,” a method that hyperlinks old Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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