SOURCES

Current location: Real Academia de Historia, Madrid. Spanish original excerpted from: Landa, Diego de. 1900 [1566]. “Relación de las cosas de Yucatán, sacada de la que escribió el padre fray Diego de Landa,” in Colección de documentos inéditos relativos al descubrimiento … de las antiguas posesiones españolas de ultramar, segunda serie, vol. 13, part 2. Madrid: Real Casa, pp. 365-366.  Accessible online.

English translation excerpted from: Landa, Diego de. 1978 [1566]. Yucatan: Before and After the Conquest. W.Gates, trans. New York: Dover, p. 90. Reproduced by permission of the publisher.


To read more:

Clendinnen, Inga. 1987. Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Farriss, Nancy M. 1984. Maya Society under Colonial Rule. Princeton: Princeton University Press.





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