Aztec Metropolis: the Spanish Conquest and the Birth of Mexico City: A Talk by Barbara Mundy

Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY

March 6, 6:30pm

Barbara Mundy is Professor of Art History at Fordham University and has written widely on the cartography of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Her newest book, The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City (2015) looks at the ecology and ritual life of one of the largest cities in the world in the 16th century, as it was transformed from the Aztec imperial capital into the center of the Spanish viceroyalty. She has won multiple awards for her scholarship, including two for this recent book and the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography for The Mapping of New Spain (1996). She contributed to the path breaking series The History of Cartography, which received the American Historical Association’s James Henry Breasted Prize for 1999, and she edited, with Mary Miller, Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico City: Land, Writing and Native Rule(2012), an interdisciplinary study of a rare indigenous map.

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