The Intersections of Pre-Columbian and Colonial life through the Lens of Death and Dying

  • Martha Few Pennsylvania State University
Keywords Colonial studies, death, dying
Keywords Colonial studies, death, dying


Review of Martina Will de Chaparro and Miruna Achim, eds. Death and Dying in Colonial Spanish America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.

Author Biography

Martha Few, Pennsylvania State University

Martha Few is an historian of Latin America, with research interests in the history of medicine and public health, Mesoamerican ethnohistory, gender and sexuality, and human-animal studies. She is author of For All of Humanity: Mesoamerican and Colonial Medicine in Enlightenment Guatemala (2015). This book was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2016 Bandelier/Lavrin Book Prize in Colonial Latin American History. She is also co-editor of Centering Animals in Latin American History (with Zeb Tortorici, 2013), and author of Women Who Live Evil Lives: Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala (2002). Starting  July 2017, she will begin a five-year term as a Senior Editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR).

Reviews: Colonial Studies