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Scolieri, Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest

Paul Scolieri of Barnard College talks about how dance affected Spanish opinions of the Aztecs.
Series: The University of Texas Press Podcasts

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Saturday, 01 December 2012 | Duration: 16:01

Analyzing the extensive accounts of Aztec dance practices in colonial-era European chronicles, histories, letters, and travel books, this volume reveals the surprising and crucial role that dance played in the European conquest and colonization of the Americas.

Get the book. This podcast was produced in part by the Latin American and Caribbean Arts & Culture Publication Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.