From Patmos to the Barrio: Subverting Imperial Myths

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Sanchez's subject is the power of imperial myths - and the subversive power unleashed when resistance movements take over those myths for their own purposes. The study goes from John of Patmos's inversion of Roman imperial mythology in Revalation 12 to the indigenous appropriation of Spanish symbolism and mythology in 17th century Mexico.