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Tongues of fire : language and evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Author: Nancy M Farriss
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Language contact and translation in the evangelization of Mexico, with a focus on the ethnically and linguistically diverse region of Oaxaca. Major themes are the challenge of cultural difference in translating the Christian message and the role of the indigenous elites in shaping that message and its reception"
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy M Farriss
ISBN: 9780190884109 019088410X
OCLC Number: 1061045067
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsGlossaryAbbreviationsIntroductionPart One. Language Contact and Language Policy Chapter One. Signs and Gestures Chapter Two. Interpreters Chapter Three. Confusion of Tongues Part Two. Evangelization in the Vernacular Chapter Four. Language Barriers under Siege Chapter Five. Speaking the Word of God Part Three. The Means and the Message Chapter Six. Catechists and Catechism Chapter Seven. The Word of God Part Four. Lost and Found in Translation Chapter Eight. The Problem of Meaning Chapter Nine. Adoptions and Adaptations Chapter Ten. The Art of Persuasion Conclusion. Doctrinal Legacies Chapter Eleven. Continuity and ConvergenceNotesBibliography
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Tongues of Fire investigates the role played by language and translation in the creation of Mexican Christianity during the first centuries of colonial rule. Nancy Farriss analyzes how native elites,  Read more...

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