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It problematizes unquestioned assumptions about limpieza de sangre-purity of blood-the foundation of the sistema de castas, through a reconstruction of the concept's transformations from its origins in early modern Spain to its adaptations in colonial Mexico. María Elena Martínez is Associate Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010113491> ; http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/949879624#Topic\/social_classes_religious_aspects_catholic_church>. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2008] ©2008. http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85110266> ; http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/949879624#Topic\/rassismus>, http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/949879624#Topic\/social_classes>, http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/949879624#Topic\/social_classes_mexico_history>. 8 La raza (or simply raza ), literally "the race", is a term which many people from Central and South America use to denote mestizo ancestry. . Get this from a library!

http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/180989420>. This is an important and original work and a first-rate addition to the existing literature." Specifically, it explains how this notion surfaced amid socio-religious tensions in early modern Spain, and was initially used against Jewish and Muslim converts to Christianity. Throughout the text, Martinez uses primary documents judiciously and well; particularly fascinating are the descriptions of the processing of probanzas in both local and transatlantic contexts."

Martinez's tour de force gives a new meaning to an important subject not seriously addressed previously and should be of great interest to scholars and students." Please enter the message. Throughout the text, Martinez uses primary documents judiciously and well; particularly fascinating are the descriptions of the processing of probanzas in both local and transatlantic contexts." You can easily create a free account. [María-Elena Martínez] Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. (Stanford users can avoid this Captcha by logging in.). . It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that some of the legalized prejudice against Jews in Spain was modified. . This is an engaging and important work that is sure to attract the attention of historians and scholars from other fields working on issues of race, religion, gender, and colonial empires in Latin America, Europe, and the Atlantic World."

All rights reserved. The E-mail Address(es) field is required. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. © Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305. María Elena Martínez's Genealogical Fictions is the first in-depth study of the relationship between the Spanish concept of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) and colonial Mexico's sistema de castas, a hierarchical system of social classification based primarily on ancestry. (not yet rated) "Genealogical Fictions is the first serious treatment in English of the origins of the sistema de castas and racial ideology in colonial Mexico. . Changing contours : limpieza de sangre in the age of reason and reform. This is an important and original work and a first-rate addition to the existing literature." Don't have an account? . Martinez also examines how the state, church, Inquisition, and other institutions in colonial Mexico used the notion of purity of blood over time, arguing that the concept\'s enduring religious, genealogical, and gendered meanings and the archival practices it promoted came to shape the region\'s patriotic and racial ideologies\"--BOOK JACKET.\"@, The emergence of the Spanish statutes of limpieza de sangre -- Race, purity, and gender in sixteenth-century Spain -- Juridical fictions : the certification of purity and construction of communal memory -- Nobility and purity in the Rep\u00FAblica de Indios -- Nobility and purity in the Rep\u00FAblica de Espanoles -- The initial stages and socioreligious roots of the sistema de castas -- The probanza de limpieza de sangre in colonial and transatlantic space -- Religion, law, and race : the question of purity in seventeenth-century Mexico -- Changing contours : limpieza de sangre in the age of reason and reform.\"@, Genealogical fictions : limpieza de sangre, religion, and gender in colonial Mexico\"@, Social classes--Religious aspects--Catholic Church\"@, Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin). Martinez also has much to say about the development of Mexican society in the seventeenth century, a largely neglected period that is only now beginning to attract the attention of contemporary historians. The concept of limpieza de sangre (Spanish: [limˈpjeθa ðe ˈsaŋɡɾe]), limpeza de sangue (Portuguese: [lĩˈpezɐ ðɨ ˈsɐ̃ɡɨ], Galician: [limˈpeθɐ ðɪ ˈsaŋɡɪ]) or neteja de sang (Catalan: [nəˈtɛʒə ðə ˈsaŋ]), literally "cleanliness of blood" and meaning "blood purity", was a concept used in early modern Spain.. -- The Americas "This important and meticulously researched work takes on the historiography that argues that the modern Western conception of race had its origins in nineteenth-century scientific constructions of race as a biological category . Specifically, it explains how this notion surfaced amid socio-religious tensions in early modern Spain, and was initially used against, Genealogical Fictions examines how the state, church, Inquisition, and other institutions in colonial Mexico used the Spanish notion of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) over time and how the. Changing contours : limpieza de sangre in the age of reason and reform. "Maria Elena Martinez's Genealogical Fictions is the first in-depth study of the relationship between the Spanish concept of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) and colonial Mexico's sistema de castas, a hierarchical system of social classification based primarily on ancestry. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Your request to send this item has been completed. 0 with reviews - Be the first. You may send this item to up to five recipients. 7 María Elena Martínez, "Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico", Stanford Univ. It was then transplanted to the Americas, adapted to colonial conditions, and employed to create and reproduce identity categories according to descent. http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat> ; Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. The name field is required. Please enter recipient e-mail address(es). Other articles where Limpieza de sangre is discussed: converso: …of purity of blood (limpieza de sangre) which further strengthened the laws against anyone of Jewish ancestry and were more racial than religious in nature. 9780804756488 0804756481 080477661X 9780804776615, The emergence of the Spanish statutes of limpieza de sangre --.

De esta forma, la limpieza de sangre hispánica tenía como propósito separar a las minorías religiosas de los cristianos, apegándose a las ideas medievales europeas en las que el honor de una persona o familia se heredaba mediante el linaje, el oficio, la clase social y, por supuesto, la religión profesada (Hering Torres, 2011: 35).

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Jewish and Muslim converts to Christianity.