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The Resource Fugitive freedom : the improbable lives of two imposters in late colonial Mexico, William B. Taylor

Fugitive freedom : the improbable lives of two imposters in late colonial Mexico, William B. Taylor

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Fugitive freedom : the improbable lives of two imposters in late colonial Mexico
Title
Fugitive freedom
Title remainder
the improbable lives of two imposters in late colonial Mexico
Statement of responsibility
William B. Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Cut loose from their ancestral communities by wars, natural disasters, and the great systemic changes of an expanding Europe, vagabond strangers and others out of place are often lost from the turbulent history of early modern Spain and Spanish America. As shadowy characters inspiring deep suspicion, fascination, and sometimes charity, they prompted a stream of decrees and administrative measures that treated them as nameless threats to good order and public morals. The vagabonds and impostors of colonial Mexico are as elusive in the written record as they were on the ground, and the administrative record offers little more than commonplaces about them. Fugitive Freedom locates two of these suspect strangers, Joseph Aguayo and Juan Atondo, both priest impersonators and petty villains in central Mexico during the last years of Spanish rule. Displacement brought pícaros to the forefront of Spanish literature and popular culture-a protean assortment of low life characters, seen as treacherous but not usually violent, shadowed by poverty, on the move and on the make in selfish, sometimes clever ways as they navigated a hostile, sinful world. What to make of those aspects of the lives and longings of Aguayo and Atondo, which resemble one or another literary pícaro? Did they imagine themselves in literary terms, as heroes of a certain kind of story? Could impostors like these have become fixtures in everyday life with neither a receptive audience nor permissive institutions? With Fugitive Freedom, William B. Taylor provides a rare opportunity to examine the social histories and inner lives of two individuals at the margins of an unfinished colonial order coming apart as it was coming together"--
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Taylor, William B.,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aguayo y Herrera, Joseph Lucas
  • Atondo, Juan
  • Catholic Church
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Church and state
  • Mexico
  • Catholic Church
  • Church and state
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Mexico
Label
Fugitive freedom : the improbable lives of two imposters in late colonial Mexico, William B. Taylor
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph Lucas Aguayo y Herrera, escape artist -- Juan Atondo's vagrant heart -- Protean pícaros -- Aguayo and Atondo, pícaros after all?
Control code
1163935314
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780520368569
Lccn
2020025987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1163935314
Label
Fugitive freedom : the improbable lives of two imposters in late colonial Mexico, William B. Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph Lucas Aguayo y Herrera, escape artist -- Juan Atondo's vagrant heart -- Protean pícaros -- Aguayo and Atondo, pícaros after all?
Control code
1163935314
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780520368569
Lccn
2020025987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1163935314

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