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Cather's Treatment of Colonial and 19th- Century History and Ideology in Death Comes for the Archbishop von Vukadinovic, Jelena (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.04.2009
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Cather's Treatment of Colonial and 19th- Century History and Ideology in Death Comes for the Archbishop

Presentation (Handout) from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: keine, RWTH Aachen University (English Department), language: English, abstract: Spanish Colonial History of New Mexico Alluded to in Narrative: ð references to Spanish Colonial History in the narrative are mostly of mythological character, mainly concerning the achievements of Spanish Catholic Missionaries and their struggles with the native population ð 'Our Spanish fathers made good martyrs' (p. 8) ? Spanish Franciscans were among the first to explore the southwest pueblo country in the 16th century and persisted in their efforts preaching Christianity and establishing missions, though many of them suffered martyrdom (killed by the natives) ? by 1630 they had converted about 20000 Indians and established more than 50 missions in the Rio Grande Valley ð Great Indian Revolt of 1680 (p.152) ? close to 400 settlers and 21 of 33 priests massacred by Pueblo Indians under the leadership of Popé ? missionary work was destroyed until the reconquest of the territory by Don Diego de Vargas in 1692-93 ð Church at Àcoma ? built in early 17th century by Fray Ramirez and his followers ? Cather seems to criticize this missioners through the figure of Latour , who expresses the suspicion that Fray Ramirez let the Àcoma build the church out of his worldly ambition and not according to the needs of the Indians [...]

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    Erscheinungsdatum: 24.04.2009
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783640314928
    Verlag: GRIN Publishing
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