On the “Domestic Issue” page (look for the tab under the header image), I have added a couple of .pdf files. The first is my so-called “Columbus chapter,” which I finally have gotten into presentable shape (though it could still use some tightening up in places). The second is an extended discussion of a frieze depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe’s final appearance to Juan Diego on December 12, 1531; this frieze is on the east side of the old basilica dedicated to the Virgin, which is located in Mexico City. I am calling this latter piece an appendix, but it may yet find a home in a later chapter that will discuss the Virgin in more detail. This second piece has been done for a while, but I thought I would post it with the other book-project material since it is at the very least an outgrowth of that other work, even if it does not find a comfortable home within the other chapters.
At any rate, I hope you will have a look and leave any comments or questions you may have.