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The Resource Malintzin : una mujer indigena en la Conquista de México, Camilla Townsend ; traducción de Tessa Brisac

Malintzin : una mujer indigena en la Conquista de México, Camilla Townsend ; traducción de Tessa Brisac

Label
Malintzin : una mujer indigena en la Conquista de México
Title
Malintzin
Title remainder
una mujer indigena en la Conquista de México
Statement of responsibility
Camilla Townsend ; traducción de Tessa Brisac
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
  • "Malintzin como la llamaban los hablantes del nahuatl, dona Marina para los espanoles, Malinche para la posteridad, ha sido considerada como traidora a su pueblo: una mujer que seducida por el extranjero o por interes propio vendio a su patria. Figura controvertida, ha sido vista tambien como victima, como sobreviviente, como puente entre culturas. Pero la vida de la mujer real fue mas complicada que cualquiera de estas etiquetas. Vendida como esclava en la infancia y luego entregada a los espanoles como sirvienta y concubina, reducida por sus circunstancias a la mayor indefension, hizo uso de una extraordinaria inteligencia y rapidez de juicio no solo para sobrevivir, sino para mejorar considerablemente su posicion y la de sus descendientes. En este apasionante estudio de la vida de Malintzin que se lee como una novela, Camilla Townsend rechaza todos los mitos favorables y hostiles, y procura examinar las opciones y restaurar la dignidad de su protagonista. A partir de fuentes espanolas y nahuas, ofrece una vision novedosa sobre los grandes temas de la conquista y la colonizacion, la tecnologia y la violencia, la resistencia y la adaptacion, el genero y el poder."--Publisher's description
  • Malintzin was the indigenous woman who translated for Hernando Cortes in his dealings with the Aztec emperor Moctezuma from 1519 to 1521. The Spanish called her dona Marina, and she has become known to posterity as La Malinche. As Malinche, she has long been regarded as a traitor to her people, a dangerously sexy, scheming woman who facilitated Cortes's conquest." "The life of the real woman, however, was much more complicated. She was sold into slavery as a child, and eventually given away to the Spanish as a concubine and cook. In this major reevaluation we gain new respect for her steely courage, as well as for the creativity, bravery, and resourcefulness of native peoples in the wake of conquest. Camilla Townsend rejects the myths that obscured this life. Drawing on Spanish and Aztec language sources, she breathes new life into an old tale, and offers insights into the major issues of conquest and colonization, including technology and violence, resistance and accommodation, gender and power
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IXA
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Camilla
Dewey number
  • 972/.02092
  • SPANISH B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In Spanish, translated from the English
LC call number
F1230.M373
LC item number
T6918 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brisac, Tessa
  • Townsend, Camilla
Series statement
Biblioteca Era
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  • Marina
  • Marina
  • Conquest of Mexico (1519-1540)
  • Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indian women
  • Indios de México
  • México
  • Indian women
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
Malintzin : una mujer indigena en la Conquista de México, Camilla Townsend ; traducción de Tessa Brisac
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-339) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933515210
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9786074454253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933515210
Label
Malintzin : una mujer indigena en la Conquista de México, Camilla Townsend ; traducción de Tessa Brisac
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-339) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933515210
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9786074454253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933515210

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