By W. George Lovell,Christopher H. Lutz,Wendy Kramer,William R. Swezey

Guatemala emerged from the conflict among Spanish invaders and Maya cultures that started 5 centuries in the past. The conquest of those “rich and weird lands,” as Hernán Cortés referred to as them, and their “many various peoples” used to be brutal and lengthy. “Strange Lands and diversified Peoples” examines the myriad ramifications of Spanish intrusion, particularly Maya resistance to it and the alterations that came about in local existence due to it.

The stories assembled right here, concentrating on the 1st century of colonial rule (1524–1624), speak about problems with conquest and resistance, payment and colonization, exertions and tribute, and Maya survival within the wake of Spanish invasion. The authors reappraise the complicated dating among Spaniards and Indians, which used to be marked from the outset by means of mutual emotions of resentment and distrust. whereas acknowledging the pivotal position of local enterprise, the authors additionally record the excesses of Spanish exploitation and the devastating effect of epidemic ailment. Drawing on examine findings in Spanish and Guatemalan documents, they provide clean perception into the Kaqchikel Maya rebellion of 1524, exhibiting that regardless of strategic resistance, colonization imposed a burden at the indigenous inhabitants extra laborious than formerly thought.

Guatemala continues to be a deeply divided and unjust society, a rustic whose present situation might be understood in simple terms in mild of the colonial stories that cast it. Affording readers a severe standpoint on how Guatemala got here to be, “Strange Lands and diverse Peoples” shows the occasions of the previous to have enduring modern relevance.

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