Department Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Department of Hispanic Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies Position Professor
|Title||The Lost and Found Times of Don Francisco de Montejo Xiu: The “Título de tierras de Maní” in History|
|Contribution Type||Single author|
|Journal Type||Another Country|
|Publisher||Socity of Americanists|
|Volume, Issue, Pages||Special issue,pp.1-19|
|Details||The Lost and Found Times of Don Francisco de Montejo Xiu: The “Título de tierras
de Maní” in History. This paper presents a study of how Don Francisco de Montejo
Xiu, the last halach uinic of the cúuchcabal of Maní, attempted to construct a new
political entity with deep pre–Hispanic roots within the framework of colonial
society. It is based on a historical and comparative analysis of the “Títulos de tierras
de Maní”. After his death, the indigenous pueblos de indios took advantage of
his renown as a founder in their own space–time to legitimate their land claims.
The past recorded in these “Maní Land Titles” ultimately owed its existence to its
relationship to the experienced present, and the perceived distance between the
two space–times was much shorter than what one might imagine.