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By Amy G. Remensnyder

whereas so much books approximately Mary emphasize her function because the compassionate mom of God, this publication uncovers her major position as an energetic and sometimes belligerent consumer of struggle, as obvious from the mosques and castles of medieval Iberia to the towns and shrines of colonial Mexico and eventually to present-day New Mexico. Amy Remensnyder explores Mary's prominence off and on the battlefield within the culturally and ethnically different international of medieval Iberia, the place Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived facet via aspect, and in colonial Mexico, the place Spaniards and indigenous peoples mingled. As this array of peoples grew to become to her to articulate their identities, Mary was once drawn into either antagonistic and peaceable cross-cultural encounters. even though Mary grew to become an icon of the Christian conquest of Muslims, medieval Muslims and Christians shared her, occasionally even becoming a member of jointly in rituals of worship in her church buildings. within the New global, a few indigenous peoples of the Americas appropriated from the Spanish the assumption of Mary as Conquistadora, utilizing it to enhance the identification they shaped for themselves as local conquistadors. providing a ground-breaking examine the Virgin Mary, los angeles Conquistadora connects medieval and early smooth understandings of this iconic determine to bare her enduring legacy.

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