The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 436
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436 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
well. To support his view, the author relates the development of
Ameca, Jalisco, a pre-conquest city which, during the colonial
period, was included in the jurisdiction of New Spain. The book,
divided into three parts, includes in the first section a facsimile
reproduction, together with a modern translation, of a descrip-
tion and history of Ameca compiled in response to a ques-
tionnaire circulated by royal order in 1577. The second
part deals with the original land grants made in the Valley of
Ameca. The final division follows the disposition of the grants
through the years, reflecting the region's history. Attached are
useful indexes, appendices, and a bibliography. A special two-
hundred-page supplement gives in encyclopedic form much in-
formation of value to historians of colonial western central
DAVID M. VIGNESS
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952, periodical, 1952; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101139/m1/510/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.