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La ConquistadoraThe Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds$
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Amy G. Remensnyder

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892983

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.001.0001

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Relics of the Conquest

Relics of the Conquest

(p.294) 9 Relics of the Conquest
La Conquistadora

Amy G. Remensnyder

Oxford University Press

In sixteenth- and seventeenth-century New Spain, criollos – Spaniards born in the New World – would shape stories about Madonnas of the conquest in order to express criollo patriotism, the sense that New Spain was as worthy as Spain. Marian images connected to the conquest, such as Los Remedios in Mexico City and La Conquistadora in Puebla, became prized objects over which various communities contended. As criollos elaborated a serviceable vision of history through their Virgins of the conquest, these Madonnas acquired a distinctively colonial identity that embraced the indigenous world. Indigenous actors were granted increasing space in these legends, taking on the role of witness to Mary’s love for all of New Spain’s inhabitants. In the seventeenth century, new legends about other Marian images, such Our Lady of Guadalaupe in Mexico City, would create Madonnas truly indigenous to New Spain, but stories about the Virgins of the conquest would remain important.

Keywords:   criollo patriotism, Los Remedios, Mexico City, La Conquistadora, Puebla, colonial identity, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, legends, Virgins of the conquest

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