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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 infantrymen, missionaries, and retailers introduced an array of cultural preconceptions. Their come upon with Aztec civilization coincided with Europe’s rediscovery of classical antiquity, and Tenochtitlán got here to be seemed a “second Rome,” altera Roma. Iberia’s previous because the Roman province of Hispania served to either advisor and critique the Spanish out of the country venture. The discussion that emerged among the outdated international and the hot international formed a twin history into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists research the analogies among empires commonly separated in time and position, and think about how enormous artwork and structure created “theater states,” a technique that hyperlinks historical Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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