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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Warren, J. Benedict
The conquest of Michoacán: the Spanish domination of the Tarascan Kingdom in Western Mexico, 1521-1530
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1985. xv, 352 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By J. Benedict Warren
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
West Mexico Postclassic (NU76)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Chief executive (643);
Executive household (644);
External relations (648);
Taxation and public income (651);
Public welfare (657);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Warren provides a brief overview of the Tarascan kingdom or empire before the arrival of the Spanish. He describes it's borders, population, religion, the nobility, some of the theories on the origins of the Tarascan people and their language, their social customs, decorative arts, and natural resources. Relations between the Tarascans and the Aztecs are also described. Most of this book, however, is about the first ten years of the Spanish conquest and rule over the Tarascans in Michoacán, their acculturation, the encomienda system, the Spanish requests for tribute from the Tarascans, and the history of the last Tarascan king or CAZONCI. In describing the first ten years of contact, Warren explores the installation, authority, functions, powers, and household of the CAZONCI. The book ends with the execution of the CAZONCI by the Spanish.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-335) and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 2000
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
600 BP - 470 BP (1400 A.D. - 1530 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Tarascan State; Michoacán
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities