Reinterpreting malinche by john taylor malinche info. Malinche gets short shrift in much history, and she is a very intriguing and important player in the very early days of the conquista. Hardcover first edition, third printing published in 1964 by the university of california press. She appears in half a dozen more illustrations within the text, and book. The life of the conqueror by his secretary paperback 1965. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids. Malinche by laura esquivel book the history of the conquest of new spain by bernal diaz del. After the accounts of gomara and diaz, nothing new was added about her life. However, throughout most of their descriptions and interpretations, one. Many indians came to gape at the strange men, now so.
Through the novel esquivel joins a vast league of writers from diverse. In his study of book twelve of the florentine codex, james. Sad, entertaining, and the type of book you will want to read through in a single. The latters style is concise and agreeable, the narrative running on rapidly and gracefully, all of which has had the effect of attracting readers to the work. She was one of 20 women slaves given to the spaniards by the. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Perhaps because of las casass objections, spains prince philip quickly suppressed the book.
They described how mexico was conquered with fewer than 500 conquistadors who took advantage of an antiquated aztec system of rule, as well as of their own superior technology. This prohibition, however, had little effect on its circulation throughout the rest of europe. Buy a cheap copy of malinche book by laura esquivel. General discussion of the primary sources used in this project aha. While gomara had never been to the new world and based his version. Publication date 1922 topics america early accounts to 1600, america discovery and. The life of the conqueror by his secretary hardcover june 1, 1964.
Malinche by laura esquivel book the history of the conquest of new spain by bernal diaz del castillo cortes. This book attempts to describe the intertextual space of the malinche figure and the other discourses that affect it, refer to it, build from it, and grow within it. Apr 17, 2007 like senora esquivels other fiction books, this is a basedonhistory but in the magical realm as well, and its delightful. Like the florentine codex, it suggests that malinche facilitated almost all. Writer and spanish historian, born in gomara soria in 1511 and died in the same place to 1562, who was a professor of classical literature in alcala. As one might infer from the title of his first novel about malinche, paz. Gomara writes that moctezuma was speaking through malinche and aguilar, although other records indicate.
The old school spanish is a little tough to get the hang of probably still pretty cool translated to english. When malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the aztec warriors, first meets the conquistador hernan cortes and becomes his interpreter, she like many. Many historians and researchers have questioned the lack of information about malinalli malinche marina from the spanish, especially cortes. General discussion of the primary sources used in this. 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 colonial mexico. Gomara writes that moctezuma was speaking through malinche and aguilar, although other records indicate that. Malinche, the spaniards, and the settlement of coatzacoalcos camilla townsend, colgate university lost colonies conference, march 2627, 2004 please do not cite, quote, or circulate without written permission from the author in november of 1524, near the town of orizaba, hernando cortes watched as. Most of what is reported about her early life comes through the reports of cortes official. Malinche, the spaniards, and the settlement of coatzacoalcos. President jose lopez portillo commissioned a sculpture of cortes, dona marina, and their son martin, which. Although there is a brief history of malinche at the beginning of the book, the. General discussion of the primary sources used in this project. In the early 1500s, hernan cortes and his conquistadors defeated the gre.
A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Cortes was treated as the loyalty he was but his was not enoough as he saw the gold. A work that draws much of the book the conquest of mexico written by francisco lopez gomara, who accompanied hernan cortes from 1540 to 1547, years after the conquest of mexico made between 1519 and 1521. Malinche, also called malinalli, was sold into slavery as a child and later became the tongue, cortess interpreter and loverremembered by history as a traitor for her contribution to the. English origins there is little sure information regarding malinche s background. English origins there is little sure information regarding malinches background. The very origin of the name malinche remains unknown and could be a distortion of either her nahuatl name malintzin or her spanish christian name marina. Cuesy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Project gutenberg offers 61,616 free ebooks for kindle, ipad, nook, android, and iphone. Several conquistadors and indigenous participants have written about the conquest of mexico.1205 868 1381 516 1041 1040 999 164 104 675 58 325 1427 288 1654 1538 319 1219 856 1451 1527 440 408 827 661 1341 246 578 709 183 1140 455 1371 504 242 504 1246 623 1205 1201 113 389 1232 1245 401 848 621 1018