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By John M.D. Pohl,Claire L. Lyons

Altera Roma explores the disagreement of 2 cultures—European and Amerindian—and empires—Spanish and Aztec. In an age of exploration and conquest, Spanish squaddies, missionaries, and retailers introduced an array of cultural preconceptions. Their come upon with Aztec civilization coincided with Europe’s rediscovery of classical antiquity, and Tenochtitlán got here to be appeared a “second Rome,” altera Roma. Iberia’s earlier because the Roman province of Hispania served to either advisor and critique the Spanish abroad venture. The discussion that emerged among the previous global and the recent global formed a twin historical past into the original tradition of Nueva España. during this quantity, 10 eminent historians and archaeologists learn the analogies among empires largely separated in time and position, and look at how huge paintings and structure created “theater states,” a technique that hyperlinks historical Rome, Hapsburg Spain, preconquest Mexico, and different imperial regimes.

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