This exhibition focuses on the lives of Augustinian friars who professed to the Augustinian Order in Mexico City’s convent. It provides a brief history of the Order in Europe and sixteenth-century Mexico, honing on the act of profession, friars’ contributions to New Spain’s intellectual community, and their missionary work.

Date Range(s): 1533-1600
Country(ies): Mexico; Puerto Rico; Dominican Republic; Guatemala; Colombia
Course Subject(s): Art & Art History; Indigenous Studies; Latin American Studies; Linguistic & Language Studies; Literary Studies; Religious Studies; Women & Gender Studies; World Geography Studies; World History Studies
Topic(s): Augustinian Order; Catholic Church; Maps; Book History; New Spain; Bishops; Missionaries
Document Types: Records; Drawings; Maps; Engravings; Books
Language(s): Spanish; English


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Rights Statement

Creator(s): Albert A. Palacios, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
Date Created: 2020-02-27
Physical Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

This exhibition and highlighted primary sources are in the public domain.

The Augustinian Order in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (Exhibition)