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Gosner, Kevin. SOLDIERS OF THE VIRGIN: The Moral Economy of a Colonial Maya Rebellion. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1992. Hardcover First Edition


First printing. In 1712 a young Mayawoman from the village of Cancuc in southern Mexico saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary while walking in the forest. When the Spanish authorities stepped in to put a stop to the growng cult, they ignited a revolution: an army of 5000 'soldiers of the virgin' was raised to defend their new faith and throw off colonial rule. This is an depth study of this revolt, placed within a cultural context. Includes extensive notes, bibliography, index. 227 pages. Review copy with material laid in. Very good+ in near fine dust jacket (pencil underlining and marginal notes, color change on the spine of the dj.) .ISBN # 0-8165-12930 

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