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The paper discusses the book "Ambivalent Conquest" and the case of a Spanish political figure and the Fransicans. In particular, the paper looks at why the Maya were not discussed in this case, considering that the Maya were a major force in the area.
From the Paper:"In "Ambivalent Conquests", Inga Clendinnen looks at the history of the relationships between the Maya and the Spanish in the Yucatan between 1517 and 1570. When most people think about the Spanish conquest of the Yucatan they believe that only two groups were involved. However, three major groups seem to have been vying for power. These groups were the aforementioned Spanish and Mayas with the Franciscan missionaries also playing and important role. The Franciscan missionaries appeared to be working for their own purposes. Although they were often willing to work with the Spanish they were also..."
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"Ambivalent Conquest" (2007, December 01) Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/ambivalent-conquest-135368/
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