Chapter

Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195307566
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195307569.003.0005
 Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

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The abolishment of the indigenous religion in Mexico and the replacing it with the new was uppermost in the minds of Spanish officials. This was socially and politically important. The “Uprooting of Idolatry”, the “extirpación de idolatría”, was undertaken in rural Mexico by the Jesuit, Alonso de Santarén, and by civil authorities.

Keywords: indigenous religion; Uprooting of Idolatry; Extirpación de Idolatría; Alonso de Santarén

Chapter.  3513 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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