This book brings together medieval iberia colonial mexico and colonial new mexico through the largely unexplored history of the virgin mary as a figure of warfare and cross cultural encounter beginning around 1000 mary was drawn into warfare between muslims and christians in iberia emerging as an icon of the so called christian reconquest which ended in 1492. Her subject is mary la conquistadora a figure claimed by soldiers crusading against islam by strict enforcers of boundaries with judaism and by aggressive negotiators of political alliances with native americans in the loreto litanies mary appears as a gatekeeper of a garden and as a fortified tower of david. La conquistadora the virgin mary at war and peace is a well researched and annotated book about the history of north americas oldest marian figure la conquistadora when she was researching it ms remensnyder contacted me regarding using an image i had painted of la conquistadora in the book which i did. La conquistadora the virgin mary at war and peace in the old and new worlds author amy g remensnyder edition illustrated publisher oup usa 2014 isbn 0199893004 9780199893003 length. La conquistadora the virgin mary at war and peace in the old and new worlds new york oxford university press 2014 ix 470 pp 3695 paper isbn 978 0 19 989300 3 reviewed by john f schwaller published on h latam june 2017 commissioned by casey m lurtz johns hopkins university in this detailed and complex book amy g re
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