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In the sixteenth century, this system, from within which avarice had been made sense of, explained, and dissected in moral treatises, sermons, and works of art, was abandoned in favor of the Ten Commandments.
As we explore the conditions of instruction of the Indians in moral, legal, or religious matters throughout this study, we should remember that for many friars, successful evangelization of Mexico went hand in hand with the consolidation of their own authority, often in direct competition with secular power.
As in the Mexican case, the natives of Nueva Granada are said to associate long hair with honor and to experience its taking by another as infamy.
For a number of offenses, the prescription of penitential practices, as we will see, was certainly an option; yet despite official opposition, monasteries in colonial Mexico were equipped with jails and shackles just like their secular counterparts.
After spending several years in Peru, de la Plaza arrived in Mexico in 1580, where he served as provincial of the Society.