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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas

Anonymous manuscript
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Chirixc Sta. Eulalia tuhixc.

Manuscript in Kekchi, Quiché, Latin, and Spanish.

Guatemala, c.1544-1570.

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This manuscript written in at least two Mayan languages was most likely created by a missionary working with Indian populations in the mid-16th century. It includes a variety of materials in Kekchi and Quiché: lives of saints, catechisms, religious songs, guidance on marital arrangements, Church feast days, and an index. The manuscript is actually several manuscripts together, a sort of all-in-one book for a priest visiting different Indian groups, and offers a wealth of documentation on missionary methods as they may have been shaped by actual experience.

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