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The characteristics of the originating symbolic worlds, the sociocentric contours of the cultures that collided and the context of vanquishment constitute the major features of the new symbolic world that took shape as Mexican popular Catholicism.
19) Faulkner makes much of the noble blood of chieftains that Sam inherited from both parents but portrays him as "himself with his own battleground, the scene of his own vanquishment and the mausoleum of his defeat" (p.
This theoretical vanquishment of indigenous peoples' claims to an undisputed sovereignty on their aboriginal lands was both efficient and absolutely necessary.