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Power, Agency, and Identity: Migration and Aftermath in the Mezquital Area of North-Central Mexico

Christopher S. Beekman and Alexander F. Christensen

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The study of migration among complex societies, even ancient ones, requires careful consideration of how power relationships impact on migrant identity and its expression through material culture. ... More


Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive

Camilla Townsend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190628994
eISBN:
9780190629021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the Spanish conquest, the Nahuas of colonial Mexico learned the Roman alphabet and used it to transcribe oral performances of traditional histories of their peoples. These texts were called ... More


“We Must Carry On Our Ancestors’ Traditions”

Frans J. Schryer

in They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses how the customs and form of governance typical of indigenous communities shape the lives of migrants. The experiences of migrants from the Alto Balsas are different from those ... More


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Mark Christensen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines ecclesiastical texts written in Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya to illustrate their role in conveying and reflecting various Catholic messages—and thus Catholicisms—throughout colonial ... More


The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650–1800

Caterina Pizzigoni

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781374
eISBN:
9780804784993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781374.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book provides a social and cultural history of the indigenous people of a region of central Mexico in the later colonial period—as told through documents in Nahuatl and Spanish. It views the ... More


Different Texts, Different Versions

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction presents the historiography of works revising the “Spiritual Conquest” and the important role of native language religious texts in understanding the natives’ role in evangelization. ... More


Spelling Out Salvation

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the process of creating orthographies and vocabularies in the Roman alphabet from spoken Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya. This section exposes the challenges of translating Christian ... More


Getting Down to the Basics: Commandments and Prayers

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter considers how Nahuatl and Maya religious texts conveyed the basic tenets of the Catholic faith. The Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Creed appeared in a variety of Nahuatl ... More


“One God, One Faith, One Baptism”

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines a variety of Nahuatl and Maya religious texts conveying the sacrament of baptism. Although all religious texts similarly conveyed the basic necessity of baptism for salvation, ... More


. Particularly Ladinos Language, Ladinization, & Mexicano Identity

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The Mexicanos of Ciudad Vieja earned a reputation as indios ladinos who could speak Spanish and who generally aligned themselves with the Spanish world. This chapter discusses how Mexicanos later ... More


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This section summarizes the general contributions of each chapter. It exposes the role of native-language religious texts in diversifying the Catholic message intended for Nahuas and Mayas. Moreover, ... More


Before 1571: Disciplinary Humanism and Exemplary Punishment

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Bishop Juan de Zumárraga's disciplinary humanism and use of public exemplary punishment in Central Mexico. It considers the execution of Nahua nobleman, don Carlos ... More


Literate Idolatries: Clandestine Nahua and Zapotec Ritual Texts in the Seventeenth Century

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines differential social articulation of alphabetic writing by native colonial authors and the appropriation of European literacy practices by indigenous specialists which led to the ... More


Distant Land

in The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650–1800

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781374
eISBN:
9780804784993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781374.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

A distant piece of land in Nahuatl could be contiguous to the house plot or as far away as in another settlement; its main defining characteristic is the fact that it does not go with the house, the ... More


Confusion of Tongues

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

Missionaries rejected the royal policy of imposing Spanish as the medium of evangelization, judging that it would be easier for them to learn the Indians’ languages. The linguistic diversity of ... More


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