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This is indicative of the salience of Post-Classic history in the colonial discourse. Even those Spaniards who belittled the Maya in certain contexts were well aware that they had a long and complicated history. Most of the leading missionary Perpetual Reducción in a Land of Frontiers 27 Isla Cerritos Emal Ekab N El Meco Komchen T’ho GULF OF ME XICO Dzibilchaltun Ake Acanceh Chunchucmil Chichen Itza Mayapan Oxkintok Balankanche Loltun Kabah El Rey Ek Balam Yaxuna Mani Uxmal Isla de Jaina Izamal Labna Chacmultun Bolonchen Xcalumkin Sayil Xcaret Coba San Gervasio Xelha Tancah Isla de Tulum Cozumel Chamax Xtampak Edzna Chacmool Chichmuul Hochob Champoton (Chakamputun) 0 25 Chacchoben Tampalam Lago Bacalar 50 km Tzibanche Majahual Ichpaatun Map 2.
It is the lengua reducida that is being voiced by the Indian authors. ]), the term occurs in a passage that ventriloquizes the teachings of the friars in both phrasing and doctrinal meaning: Haili bin ocsabac ti ol Dios tuhunale uchuc tumen u sinil yetel yalmat’anil (Miram and Miram 1988, 165, line 12) The only thing that shall be committed to faith (is) God alone Almighty and his words Here we find the precise epithet for God that was formulated by the translators of the Credo and that appears in the Doctrinas of both Coronel (1620) and Beltrán (2000 ).
In the Kaua, there is a long and detailed dicussion, in Maya, of the significance of the sacrament of Mass, and of the gestures and vestments used in it. The passage begins: Discursos sobre las Misas y significas; He tu yocol Padre ichil sachristia tu suhuy cilich homtanil ca cilich colel Santa Maria cu yocol Xpto cahlohil uch’ab ca bakel utial ulohic balcah tusinil (163, line 1) Discourse on masses and (their) meanings; When the Father enters the sacristy, the sacred holy sanctuary of our holy lady Blessed Mary, Christ our savior enters to take (the form of) our flesh, to save the things of the world in their totality.
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