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The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650–1800

Caterina Pizzigoni


This book provides a social and cultural history of the indigenous people of a region of central Mexico in the later colonial period—as told through documents in Nahuatl and Spanish. It views the indigenous world from the inside out, focusing first on the household—buildings, lots, household saints—and expanding outward toward the householders and the greater community. The internal focus of this book provides a comprehensive picture of indigenous society, exploring the categories by which people are identified, their interactions, their activities, and the aspects of the local corporations th ... More

Keywords: indigenous society, Mexico, Toluca Valley, seventeenth century, eighteenth century, indigenous people, household life, Nahuatl, Spanish, social history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804781374
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804781374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caterina Pizzigoni, author