w Cordoba, but a new Mexico. By 1598, another form of "writing" has entered and profoundly altered the economy of conquest: the discourse of law. In 1519, Cortes brashly sets his ships to sail against his orders, and proceeds with an unauthorized and generally improvised spectacular expedition on the continent. In 1598, Onate sets out to co
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nquer New Mexico under the watchful auspices of the Crown and in accordance with a meticulously detailed legal contract that took no less than four years of bureaucratic wrangling in royal courts to settle. Decades of Spanish settlement in the Americas had generated an expansive administrative bureaucracy, which stipulated precise conduct of encounter and conquest, enforced by a growing body of law, notably the New Laws of 1542, and later the so-called Ordinances of Discovery of 1573. The pen and the sword dance a new configuration: Onate's contract is
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cts of conquest themselves have become increasingly codified, and have developed a taxonomy of repeatable behaviors. The actions of conquest here have all the trappings of what Richard Schechner might call "restored behavior" (35). Historians find Cortes's conquest of the Aztecs remarkable as the or by phone at 404.407.7093.