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By Alejandro Caneque

To rule their gigantic new American territories, the Spanish monarchs appointed viceroys in an try and reproduce the monarchical procedure of presidency triumphing on the time in Europe. yet regardless of the political importance of the determine of the viceroy, little is understood in regards to the mechanisms of viceregal strength and its relation to principles of kingship. reading this determine, The King's Living Image demanding situations long-held views at the political nature of Spanish colonialism, recuperating, even as, the complexity of the political discourses and practices of Spanish rule. It does so by way of learning the viceregal political tradition that built in New Spain within the 16th and 17th centuries and the mechanisms, either formal and casual, of viceregal rule. In so doing, The King's dwelling Image questions the very life of a "colonial nation" and contends that imperial energy was once constituted in ritual ceremonies. It additionally emphasizes the viceroys' importance in accomplishing the civilizing challenge of the Spanish monarchy with reference to the indigenous inhabitants. The King's Living Image will redefine the ways that students have characteristically checked out the viceregal management in colonial Mexico.

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