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

By William F. Hanks

ISBN-10: 0520257707

ISBN-13: 9780520257702

ISBN-10: 0520257715

ISBN-13: 9780520257719

This pathbreaking synthesis of background, anthropology, and linguistics offers an unparalleled view of the 1st 2 hundred years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya. Drawing on a unprecedented diversity and intensity of resources, William F. Hanks records for the 1st time the an 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 by way of 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 records, local chronicles, petitions, and the forbidden Maya Books of Chilam Balam. Lucidly written and vividly precise, this crucial paintings offers a brand new method of the examine of non secular and cultural conversion that might light up the heritage of Latin the USA and past, and may be crucial analyzing throughout disciplinary boundaries.

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