William F. Hanks's Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (The PDF

Posted by

By William F. Hanks

This pathbreaking synthesis of background, anthropology, and linguistics provides an remarkable view of the 1st 2 hundred years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya. Drawing on a unprecedented diversity and intensity of assets, William F. Hanks files for the 1st time the an important function performed via language in cultural conquest: how colonial Mayan emerged within the age of the pass, the way it used to be taken up by means of local writers to develop into the language of indigenous literature, and the way it eventually grew to become the language of uprising opposed to the approach 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 offers a brand new method of the learn of spiritual and cultural conversion that might light up the heritage of Latin the USA and past, and should be crucial examining throughout disciplinary boundaries.

Show description

Read or Download Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (The Anthropology of Christianity) PDF

Similar religious studies books

Read e-book online The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics (Wiley Blackwell PDF

Written via the world over popular students, this significant other maps the ethical teachings of the world’s religions, and likewise charts new instructions for paintings within the box of spiritual ethics. Now on hand in paperback, it is a wealthy source for realizing the ethical teachings and practices of the world’s religions contains precise discussions of concerns in ethical conception bargains broad therapy of the world’s significant spiritual traditions, together with Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, chinese language religions and African religions Compares the ways that the religions offer assets for addressing present ethical demanding situations in parts corresponding to ecology, economics, worldwide dynamics, spiritual struggle, human rights and different themes.

The Phoenix Principle - download pdf or read online

Who was once Jesus? it's a query that has been requested and spoke back time and again and in lots of methods all through background. yet with a purpose to even start addressing this query, the individual of Jesus has to be positioned in old and legendary context. as soon as this can be performed, a few really surprising solutions emerge. here's a guy who was once cause upon developing the dominion of God on the earth in his personal lifetime, a innovative chief with education within the mystical traditions of Egypt who may accept not anything below following within the footsteps of King Solomon, the pharaohs and the gods themselves.

Download PDF by Emma Mason: Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and

Rethinking faith and literature in a sequence of chapters by way of major foreign students, studying the Abrahamic Faiths opens up a discussion among Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Post-Secular literary cultures. Literary experiences has absorbed faith as one other interdisciplinary mode of inquiry with out regularly getting to its multifacted strength to query ideologically impartial readings of tradition, trust, emotion, politics and inequality.

Read e-book online Does Religious Education Matter? PDF

Within the present weather, and in an age of accelerating hostility in the direction of faith and the learn of faith, spiritual schooling is a much-debated quarter. Bringing jointly an interdisciplinary group of individuals from america, Britain and eire, and Australia, representing numerous spiritual views, Does spiritual schooling subject?

Additional info for Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (The Anthropology of Christianity)

Example text

Download PDF sample

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


by Christopher
4.5

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 40 votes