Card sharks. Bigamists. Kidnappers. Brawlers. Drunks. Imposters. Assassins for hire. These are the people that played critical roles in the establishment of imperial Spanish rule in the 16th century Americas.
Dr. Martin Nesvig of the University of Miami spoke with Steven about his new book Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain and the everyday practices of making and unmaking of empire.
Be sure to check out the extra time conversation with Martin.
Martin’s webpage at The U
Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain
Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Mexico