Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico Louise Burkhart

ISBN: 9780812200249

Published: August 3rd 2010

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328 pages


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Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico  by  Louise Burkhart

Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico by Louise Burkhart
August 3rd 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 328 pages | ISBN: 9780812200249 | 4.54 Mb

Identified only in 1986, the Nahuatl Holy Week play is the earliest known dramatic script in any Native American language. In Holy Wednesday, Louise Burkhart presents side-by-side English translations of the Nahuatl play and its Spanish source. AnMoreIdentified only in 1986, the Nahuatl Holy Week play is the earliest known dramatic script in any Native American language.

In Holy Wednesday, Louise Burkhart presents side-by-side English translations of the Nahuatl play and its Spanish source. An accompanying commentary analyzes the differences between the two versions to reveal how the native author altered the Spanish text to fit his own aesthetic sensibility and the broader discursive universe of the Nahua church. A richly detailed introduction places both works and their creators within the cultural and political contexts of late sixteenth-century Mexico and Spain.



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