Peter B. Villella (NHC Fellow, 2018–19)
Of Ruin and Rebirth: The Construction of Aztec History, 1531-1625
University of North Carolina at GreensboroReturn to All Fellows
Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19
Peter B. Villella drafted the introduction and several chapters of his monograph in progress Of Ruin and Rebirth: The Transformation of Aztec History, 1530–1630. He also organized and began coediting a collection of essays titled The Conquest of Mexico: Five Centuries of Reinvention, and wrote its introduction and a separate contribution titled “Origins Reconsidered: Disputing the Conquest in Bourbon Mexico, 1740-1820.” He wrote an additional book chapter, “Founding Mothers: The Tapias of Early Queretaro, 1578–1663,” for a collection, under contract with University of Oklahoma Press, titled Cacicas of Spanish America. He also completed the final revisions to History of the Chichimeca Nation (University of Oklahoma Press, October 2019), a translation and critical edition of a seventeenth-century Mexican chronicle of Mesoamerica.