Knowledge of the "Pragmatici": Legal and Moral Theological Literature and the Formation of Early Modern Ibero-America. Thomas Duve and Otto Danwerth, eds. Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds 1. Leiden: Brill, 2020. xiv + 382 pp. €94

Thomas M. Izbicki
2021 Renaissance Quarterly  
cosmic destruction and creation cycles. Maya also saw diseases as imbalances in the body and social world, in addition to divine punishments. However, we do not know how these conditions fit with Maya Catholicism and Marian icons from this book. The author finishes nicely with a nuanced treatment of Mary's birth in Maya cosmic order. In the end, the author strengthens the connection of divinity, the efficacy of images, and place in Maya religion and sacredly potent topography, which succinctly
more » ... ortrays central features of Mesoamerican world view. The book is complete with useful appendixes of translated documents and an index. This work will appeal to scholars, students, and the general public. It is one of the best on Latin American and indigenous cultures, history, religion, colonization, and art, and would be an excellent textbook for courses on these topics.
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