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Title
Cuauhtémoc's bones Cuauhtémoc's bones :
Type
Text
Subject
Cuauhtemoc, Emperor of Mexico, 1495?-1525--Tomb.
Cuauhtemoc, Emperor of Mexico, 1495?-1525--Tomb--Social aspects.
National characteristics, Mexican.
Nationalism--Mexico.
Mexico--Civilization--20th century.
Mexico--Politics and government--20th century.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
maps
Geographic Coverage
Mexico
Classification
LCC: F1210 .G49 2011 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 972 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2010051923
Summary
In 1949, a Group of Villagers and Amateur Archaeologists Dug Up what they believed to be the body of the last Aztec emperor, Cuauhtémoc, in a remote village in the mountains of central Mexico. State and local leaders enthusiastically promoted the remarkable discovery, and nationalist celebrations erupted across the country. The festivities ended when professional archaeologists declared the tomb a forgery, igniting the greatest scandal in the cultural politics of modern Mexico. In this innovative study of nationalism, Paul Gillingham pieces together an intricate puzzle that stretches across five centuries and moves from the forests of southern Mexico, where Cuauhtémoc was hanged, through the mountains of Guerrero, where he was re-created, to end in the streets and corridors of power of Mexico City. The analysis captures the complex interactions of everyday people and elites engaged in forging a nation.
Table Of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Who Makes Nations?
1. Cuauhtémoc
2. Resurrection
3. Scandal
4. The Usual Suspects
5. Forgers
6. Of Villagers and Bones
7. Forging the Patria
8. Using Cuauhtémoc I
9. Using Cuauhtémoc II
Conclusion: The Wealth of Nation Builders
Appendix: The Florentino Juárez Journals
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
Authorized Access Point
Gillingham, Paul, 1973- Cuauhtémoc's bones