The Pyramid Under The Cross: Franciscan Discourses Of Evangelization And The Nahua Christian Subject In Sixteenth-century Mexico.

By: Diaz Balsera, Viviana; Balsera, Viviana Diaz

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The Pyramid under the Cross will be of interest to readers in the areas of Hispanic literatures, history, religion, anthropology, Latin American and cultural studies, and to those working in the field of colonial studies.
The Pyramid under the Cross looks at the epic project of Christianization as well as the limits of the Spanish spiritual colonizers' power to accomplish it.


The book focuses on activities of Franciscan missionaries who, as the first religious order to arrive, occupied the most important political and social centers in the Valley of Mexico and set the strategies of evangelization that others would follow.
One such activity, the Nahua theater of evangelization, is represented as an exemplary case of the inevitable cultural negotiation involved in the missionary process.


The author explores not only the imposition of a Eurocentric worldview upon the Nahua but also the hybridization of this view as the spiritual colonizer attempted to encompass a new non-Western constituency and the latter interpreted Christianity according to its own cultural paradigms.

Title: The Pyramid Under The Cross: Franciscan Discourses Of Evangelization And The Nahua Christian Subject In Sixteenth-century Mexico.

Author Name: Diaz Balsera, Viviana; Balsera, Viviana Diaz

Categories: NON-FICTION, Literary Criticism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona:, Univ of Arizona Press,: 2005.

ISBN Number: 0816523800

ISBN Number 13: 9780816523801

Binding: Hardcover in Jacket.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 001758