College of Liberal Arts

Book Presentation: "Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross"

Monday Apr 19, 2010 12:00 PM | Sid Richardson Hall, Hackett Room 1.313

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies presents a talk by William Hanks, professor of Anthropology, as part of the Faculty Book Series. 

Hanks' book "Converting Words" provides an unprecedented view of the first 200 years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya with original analyses of the linguistic practices of both missionaries and Mayas as found in bilingual dictionaries, grammars, catechisms, land documents, native chronicles petitions, and the forbidden Maya Books of Chilam Balam.

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