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Building Colonial Cities of GodMendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain$
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Karen Melvin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804774864

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.001.0001

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Defining Religions

Defining Religions

Mendicant Connections and Disconnections in Urban Society

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(p.185) Chapter Four Defining Religions
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Building Colonial Cities of God
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0005

This chapter analyzes the series of public issues that allied and divided the mendicant orders in New Spain. These issues include Bishop of Puebla Juan de Palafox y Mendoza's campaigns against regular orders, celebrations of Mary's Immaculate Conception, and the foundations of rival convents. This chapter explains that the disputes and intense public debates coincided with the orders' institutional vigor during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Keywords:   mendicant orders, New Spain, Bishop of Puebla Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, regular orders, Immaculate Conception, rival convents public debates

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