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Translating Kislak Manuscript 1015: A Priest’s Early Fieldnotes Among the Maya
Garry Sparks, George Mason University

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“A Sixteenth-Century Priest’s Fieldnotes among Highland Maya: Proto-Theologia as Vade mecum” (Article)
Title: “A Sixteenth-Century Priest’s Fieldnotes among Highland Maya: Proto-Theologia as Vade mecum”
Author: book anthology edited by David Tavárez
Author: Garry Sparks
Author: Frauke Sachse
Abstract: This chapter examines an anonymous Dominican’s notebook now part of the Kislak Collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, specifically the core sections written in K’iche’ Maya dated 1552. Based on intertextual analysis with later mendicant texts written in Highland Mayan languages (i.e., catechisms, coplas (songs), and the Theologia Indorum), this chapter argues that the core of this Kislak manuscript is the earliest version of a set of 50 songs composed by Dominican missionaries (possibly the earliest original Christian pastoral text written in the Americas let alone in an indigenous language) as documented in the Historia by Antonio de Remesal. As a result, this chapter reassess the conventional understanding that the Theologia Indorum work grew out of a set of sermons but rather initiated as a “go with me” summa.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/3225-words-and-worlds-turned-around
Primary URL Description: book site on website of the University Press of Colorado
Access Model: chapter in an academic book
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Words and Worlds Turned Around: Indigenous Christianities in Latin America
Publisher: Bolder: University Press of Colorado


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