Diaz Balsera, Viviana; Balsera, Viviana Diaz
Title ...The Pyramid Under The Cross: Franciscan Discourses Of Evangelization And The Nahua Christian Subject In Sixteenth-century Mexico.
Binding Hardcover in Jacket.
Edition First Edition
Publisher Tucson, Arizona: Univ of Arizona Press, 2005.
0816523800 / 9780816523801
Inscription Inscribed by Author
Seller ID 001758
Unused, No flaws or blemishes, but for author's inscription.
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.