Nueva Galicia


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Nueva Galicia

(nwā`vä gälē`syä), Spanish colonial administrative region, W Mexico, comprising roughly the present states of Jalisco and Nayarit with S Sinaloa. Conquered (1529–31) by Nuño de GuzmánGuzmán, Nuño de
, or Núñez Beltrán de Guzmán
, d. 1544, Spanish conquistador. After serving as governor of Panuco in NE Mexico, he became president of the first audiencia of New Spain (1528).
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 and later governed by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, the territory was the scene of the Mixtón WarMixtón War
, 1541, revolt of indigenous peoples against Spanish rule in Nueva Galicia, W Mexico. The conquest under Nuño de Guzmán had been particularly harsh and the encomienda system established obvious injustice.
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 in 1541. In 1548 it was given its own audiencia at Guadalajara. Nominally subject to the viceroy of New Spain, it was essentially a separate administration controlled from Spain, and it came to be known after the creation (1563) of a presidential office of its own as the presidency of Nueva Galicia. Its independent character, however, declined as in the colonial era authority was more and more centralized in Mexico City.
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A principios de la decada de los sesenta hizo una especializacion en Biologia en la Escuela Normal Superior "Nueva Galicia" de Guadalajara y posteriormente inicio sus actividades docentes dando clases de biologia, zoologia y botanica en las escuelas preparatorias de la Universidad de Guadalajara, actividad que desempeno de 1965 a 1972, cuando fue nombrada Maestra de Tiempo Completo en la Escuela de Agricultura de la Universidad de Guadalajara, en donde impartio las catedras de Botanica General y Botanica Sistematica hasta 1980, ano en que asumio la Direccion del Instituto de Botanica.
Si para los autores-testigos el factor principal en sus novelas que crea un sentido de comunidad es el trauma de la guerra, en el caso de la generacion de autores mas jovenes entran en sus narraciones otros elementos y estrategias que impulsan a la comunidad lectora a imaginar para el dia de manana una nueva Galicia republicana.