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Paperback From Patmos to the Barrio: Subverting Imperial Myths Book

ISBN: 0800662598

ISBN13: 9780800662592

From Patmos to the Barrio: Subverting Imperial Myths

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Snchez's subject is the power of imperial myths - and thesubversive power unleashed when resistance movements takeover those myths for their own purposes. Moving from Johnof Patmos's inversion of Roman imperial mythology in Revelation12 to the indigenous appropriation of Spanish symbolism andmythology, in seventeenth-century Mexico, Snchez thenexplores the continuing power of the Virgin of Guadalupe(La Guadalupana) to inspire movements for a better...

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