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Translated Christianities: Nahuatl and Maya Religious Texts (Latin American Originals)

Christensen, Mark Z.

Verlag: Penn State University Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 0271063610 / ISBN 13: 9780271063614
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Titel: Translated Christianities: Nahuatl and Maya ...

Verlag: Penn State University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Beginning in the sixteenth century, ecclesiastics and others created religious texts written in the native languages of the Nahua and Yucatec Maya. These texts played an important role in the evangelization of central Mexico and the Yucatan. Translated Christianities is the first book to provide readers with English translations of a variety of Nahuatl and Maya religious texts. The book pulls Nahuatl and Maya sermons, catechisms, and confessional manuals out of relative obscurity and presents them to the reader in a way that illustrates similarities, differences, and trends in religious text production throughout the colonial period. The texts included in this work are diverse and range from those authored by Spanish ecclesiastics to native assistants, from Catholics to Methodists, from sixteenth-century Nahuas to nineteenth-century Maya. Although translated from its native language to English, each text illustrates the impact of European and native cultures on its content. Medieval tales popular in Europe are transformed to accommodate a New World native audience, biblical figures assume native identities, and texts admonishing Christian behavior are tailored to meet the demands of a colonial native population. Moreover, the book provides the first translation and analysis of a Methodist catechism written in Yucatec Maya to convert the Maya of Belize and Yucatan. Ultimately, readers are offered an uncommon opportunity to read for themselves the translated Christianities that Nahuatl and Maya texts contained. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0271063610

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Inhaltsangabe: Beginning in the sixteenth century, ecclesiastics and others created religious texts written in the native languages of the Nahua and Yucatec Maya. These texts played an important role in the evangelization of central Mexico and the Yucatan. Translated Christianities is the first book to provide readers with English translations of a variety of Nahuatl and Maya religious texts. The book pulls Nahuatl and Maya sermons, catechisms, and confessional manuals out of relative obscurity and presents them to the reader in a way that illustrates similarities, differences, and trends in religious text production throughout the colonial period.

The texts included in this work are diverse and range from those authored by Spanish ecclesiastics to native assistants, from Catholics to Methodists, from sixteenth-century Nahuas to nineteenth-century Maya. Although translated from its native language to English, each text illustrates the impact of European and native cultures on its content. Medieval tales popular in Europe are transformed to accommodate a New World native audience, biblical figures assume native identities, and texts admonishing Christian behavior are tailored to meet the demands of a colonial native population. Moreover, the book provides the first translation and analysis of a Methodist catechism written in Yucatec Maya to convert the Maya of Belize and Yucatan. Ultimately, readers are offered an uncommon opportunity to read for themselves the translated Christianities that Nahuatl and Maya texts contained.

Über den Autor: Mark Z. Christensen is Assistant Professor of History at Assumption College.

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