Aguilar, Fray Francisco de. Relación Breve de la Conquista de la Nueva Espa–a. México: Universidad Autónoma de México, 1977.
This is an account of one of the conquistadores who was there to tell us some interesting descriptions of Tenochtitlan.
Alegría, Ricardo E. Juan Garrido, el Conquistador Negro en las Antillas, Florida, México y California C. 1503-1540. San Juan de Puerto Rico: Centro de EstudiosAvanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, 1990.
A documented account of the travels of an African conquistador present in the conquest of Tenochtitlan. It breaks away from the traditional view of the African as a slave in America.
Bingham, Marjorie Wall and Susan Hill Gross. Women in Latin America--from Pre-Columbian Times to the 20th Century. St. Louis Park, Mn.: Glenhurst Publication, Inc., 1985.
A book about the history of women in Latin America. It contains paintings of castas and other illustrations.
This book goes into detail about the history and mythology of Mexico.
Christian, Jr., William A. Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1989.
Brundage, Burr Cartwright. The Fifth Sun: Aztec Gods, Aztec World. Austin and
London: University of Texas Press, 1979.
Excellent source of the intricacies of apparition culture.
Cortés, Hernán. Letters from Mexico. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1986.
A translation of the original letters of Cortés to Charles V. A great opportunity to better understand the thinking of Cortés.
Debroise, Olivier, Elisabeth Sussman and Matthew Teitelbaum. El Corazón Sangrante/The Bleeding Heart. Boston: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 1991.
A book that tells us about art, mythology and social attitudes in Mexico of the past and present. It has interesting illustrations; a compelling work.
Diaz del Castillo, Bernal. Historia Verdadera de la Conquista de la Nueva Espa–a. Madrid: ESPASA-CALPE, S.A., 1968.
Probably the most interesting and detailed account of the conquest written by a witness.
Dioses del México Antiguo. México: Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1995.
A well detailed account of the gods of Mexico before the destruction of Tenochtitlan.
Fernández Sánchez, Teodoro. Guía para Visitar los Santuarios Marianos de Extremadura. Madrid: Ediciones Encuentro, 1994.
A guide with pictures and maps of the Virgin in all Spain.
Foster, Lynn V. A Brief History of Mexico. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1997.
A history of Mexico with excellent illustrations.
González Echevarría, Roberto. Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
A profound work on the culture of Latin America.
Lopez de Gómara, Francisco. Historia de la Conquista de México. Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1979.
In spite of the fact that Gómara was never in América, this text is the official account of the conquest of México from the point of view of Cortés.
Hibbard, Michael, et al. Performance-Based Learning and Assessment. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996.
An excellent guide for the formulation of assessment list.
The Iconography of Middle American Sculpture. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974.
An anthology of specialized essays on the history of religion of the cultures in Mexico. It contains great illustrations, maps and charts.
Konetzke, Richard. América Latina II: La Epoca Colonial. México: SigloXXI, 1982.
A critical history of Latin America.
Lopéz-Baralt, Mercedes, et al. Iconografía Política del Nuevo Mundo. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1990.
A critical work placing in perspective the semiological value of the production of art and communication in the early stages of the making of America.
Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990.
A well documented and extensive collection of works of art of Mexico past and present. It contains excellent illustrations.
Miera, Rudy J. “Empowerment is contagious.” Learning Communities: Narratives/Narraciones de las Comunidades de Aprendizaje. Volumen 4, Number 1. Winter/Spring 1999, pp. 52-54.
An essay about the construction of murals to get students attention and motivation.
Oettinger, Jr., Marion. The Folk Art of Latin America: Visiones del Pueblo. New York: Museum of American Folk Art, 1992
As part of an exhibit in the United States, this book summarizes the essentials of the art of common people in several countries in Latin America. It has great pictures and illustrations.
Pace, Brian P. “The Cover.” JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 277. No. 15. April 1997, p. 1180c.
An insight into Diego Rivera’s murals in the United States and his vision of the world.
Pasztory, Esther. Aztec Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1983.A history of Mexican art with excellent color illustrations.
Rivera Pagán, Luis N. Evangelización y Violencia: La Conquista de América. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial Cemí, 1991.
Spanish text; a well documented an critical account of the spiritual conquest of the Natives who came in contact with the Europeans in the first decades.
Peterson, Jeanette Favrot. “The Virgin of Guadalupe.” Art Journal . Vol. 51 Issue 4, Winter 1992.
Article about the history of the Virgin of Guadalupe; it challenges common views about the Patron of Mexico.
Sahagún, Fr. Bernardino de. Historia General de lad Cosas de la Nueva Espa–a. México: Editorial Porrúa, S. A., 1979.
The most detailed account of the culture and history of the Mexico at the time of the Aztecs.
Somerlott, Robert. La Muerte del Quinto Sol. Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A., 1987.
A historical novel charged with legends, myths and a wealth of cultural information.
Smith, Michael E. The Aztecs. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996
A concise history of the Aztecs. It contains maps, pictures, drawings, poems helping to understand the culture better.