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Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (The by William F. Hanks

By William F. Hanks

This pathbreaking synthesis of historical past, anthropology, and linguistics supplies an remarkable view of the 1st 2 hundred years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya. Drawing on a rare diversity and intensity of assets, William F. Hanks records for the 1st time the the most important position performed via language in cultural conquest: how colonial Mayan emerged within the age of the move, the way it used to be taken up via local writers to turn into the language of indigenous literature, and the way it eventually turned the language of uprising opposed to the process that produced it. Converting phrases includes unique analyses of the linguistic practices of either missionaries and Mayas-as present in bilingual dictionaries, grammars, catechisms, land files, local chronicles, petitions, and the forbidden Maya Books of Chilam Balam. Lucidly written and vividly precise, this significant paintings provides a brand new method of the research of spiritual and cultural conversion that might light up the historical past of Latin the US and past, and should be crucial studying throughout disciplinary boundaries.

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To this habitus would correspond a new Indian subject: individuated, classified, governed, and fundamentally religious. While we can distinguish conceptually between the three main lines of this effort, there was a great deal of overlap in practice. For a pueblo to be genuinely reducido, its populace should be made up of indios reducidos, living in policía cristiana. The one could not be achieved without the other. Similarly, the point of ordering the towns was for more effective oversight, preaching, and convivencia, and these were inconceivable without being able to talk with the Indios.

It is the lengua reducida that is being voiced by the Indian authors. ]), the term occurs in a passage that ventriloquizes the teachings of the friars in both phrasing and doctrinal meaning: Haili bin ocsabac ti ol Dios tuhunale uchuc tumen u sinil yetel yalmat’anil (Miram and Miram 1988, 165, line 12) The only thing that shall be committed to faith (is) God alone Almighty and his words Here we find the precise epithet for God that was formulated by the translators of the Credo and that appears in the Doctrinas of both Coronel (1620) and Beltrán (2000 [1746]).

Several of the individuals who figure prominently in Introduction 9 subsequent chapters of this book played key roles in the extirpations, including Bishops Toral, Landa, Montalvo, Salazar, and Sánchez de Aguilar, the secular dean at the head of the cabildo eclesiástico and the author of a famous informe ‘report’ on Maya idolatry. Notwithstanding the centrality of the Franciscans in the missions, their numbers were always low relative to demand, which led to a sort of indirect missionization in which native assistants called maestros ‘teachers’ played a pivotal role in the actual indoctrinations.

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