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s="h3color tiny">This review is from: Indian Women of Early Mexico (Paperback)

Neither silent nor invisible, women of early Mexico were active participants in their societies and critically influenced the direction history would take. This collection of essays by leading scholars in Mexican ethnohistory, edited by Susan Schroeder, Stephanie Wood, and Robert Haskett, examines the life experiences of Indian women in preconquest and colonial Mexico.In this volume: "Introduction", Susan Schroeder; "Mexica Women on the Home Front: Housework and Religion in Aztec Mexico",
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This collection of scholarly essays, mostly relating to Nahuas in the Valley of Mexico but containing some pieces on Mayan-speaking communities in Yucatan, should be very helpful to students, studied and amateur, of the American-Hispano cultures following the Spanish assault on these areas. All the selections relate directly to the lives of women in these areas, as the title would lead you to expect, but readers will find that this approach sheds light on the lives of common people generally and the social structures as seen from the below. Readers do not need to belong to one or another school of women's studies to enjoy the book and profit from it. Writing style is mostly very straightforward and in fact even vividly concrete, with little academiotic harangue.

I got hold of this book in the course of Nahuatl language study, and several of the essays were in fact valuable for this purpose. Generally, the writers assume that readers will pay close attention to Nahuatl,...Read more

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This collection of scholarly essays, mostly relating to Nahuas in the Valley of Mexico but containing some pieces on Mayan-speaking communities in Yucatan, should be very helpful to students, studied and amateur, of the American-Hispano cultures following the Spanish assault on these areas. All the selections relate directly to the lives of women in these areas, as the title would lead you to expect, but readers will find that this approach sheds light on the lives of common people generally and the social structures as seen from the below. Readers do not need to belong to one or another school of women's studies to enjoy the book and profit from it. Writing style is mostly very straightforward and in fact even vividly concrete, with little academiotic harangue.I got hold of this book in the course of Nahuatl language study, and several of the essays were in fact valuable for this purpose. Generally, the writers assume that readers will pay close attention to Nahuatl,...Read more
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