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By John M.D. Pohl,Claire L. Lyons

Altera Roma explores the disagreement 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 come across 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 earlier because the Roman province of Hispania served to either consultant and critique the Spanish in a foreign country challenge. The discussion that emerged among the previous global and the recent international formed a twin history into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists study the analogies among empires commonly separated in time and position, and view how enormous artwork and structure created “theater states,” a technique that hyperlinks old Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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