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Estudios de historia novohispana

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BATTCOCK, Clementina  y  VASQUEZ GALICIA, Sergio Ángel. The Main Role of Tetzcoco in the Conquest Through the Perspective of Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl. Estud. hist. novohisp [online]. 2022, n.66, pp.153-184.  Epub 06-Jun-2022. ISSN 2448-6922.

Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl was a member of a nucleus of Nahua authors from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries who were descendants of the ancient ruling groups in the Basin of Mexico. Ixtlilxóchitl made in his works a meaningful appraisal of pre-Hispanic history considering narratives that started out from Tetzcoco and the Tetzcocans as main actors in the political processes of that region. Moreover, he depicted them as essential allies of the army commanded by Hernán Cortés. This article discusses about the intentionality of his writing and how the political and historical production context is a central axis of his interpretive framework. It also contributes critical reflections to the arguments given about the author’s explanatory vision of his past and his lineage. In addition, the article highlights the role of Ixtlilxóchitl as a key source in historiographical considerations of ongoing discussions, such as the ones made by the “New Spanish historiography of indigenous tradition” and the “Indigenous Conquest of Mesoamerica” about the collapse of Tenochtitlan and the early development of the Colonial period.

Palabras llave : chronic; Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl; Tetzcoco; Indigenous Conquest of Mesoamerica; New Spanish historiography of indigenous tradition..

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