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The Teabo Manuscript: Maya Christian Copybooks, Chilam Balams, and Native Writing in Colonial Yucatan
Mark Christensen, Assumption College

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The Teabo Mansucript: Maya Christian Copybooks, Chilam Balams, and Native Text Production in Yucatan (Book)
Title: The Teabo Mansucript: Maya Christian Copybooks, Chilam Balams, and Native Text Production in Yucatan
Author: Mark Christensen
Abstract: The book concerns the translation and analysis of a late eighteenth-century manuscript written in Maya from the Yucatecan town of Teabo that I discovered in the archives of Brigham Young University. This previously unknown manuscript, that I refer to as the Teabo Manuscript, has many features that associate it with the Maya Books of Chilam Balam. However, because it is essentially a collection of Christian texts redacted and translated by the Maya, it falls in a separate and little-studied category I term Maya Christian copybooks. The project translates the manuscript and provides extensive analysis and discussion of each of the manuscript’s sections. This analysis not only compares the manuscript with the existing Books of Chilam Balam and the only other examined religious copybook in Maya, the Morley Manuscript, but because many of the texts included in the Teabo Manuscript derive from European scripture, tales, or texts, the book provides new insights into how Mayas negotiated their precontact intellectual traditions within a Spanish and Catholic colonial world.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/christensen-teabo-manuscript
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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