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The Invisible WarIndigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico$
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David Tavarez

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804773287

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.001.0001

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Rethinking Indigenous Devotions in Central Mexico

Rethinking Indigenous Devotions in Central Mexico

(p.1) Chapter 1 Rethinking Indigenous Devotions in Central Mexico
The Invisible War
Stanford University Press

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about indigenous devotion, idolatry, and religious dissent in colonial Mexico. It discusses the periodization and conceptual scheme for idolatry eradication in Mexico and considers the two in terms of the social reproduction of indigenous ritual practices in the elective and collective spheres. This chapter also analyzes data about accusations native specialists and outlines other periods of idolatry eradication efforts.

Keywords:   indigenous devotion, idolatry, religious dissent, colonial Mexico, idolatry eradication, ritual practices, elective sphere, collective sphere

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