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Libro de Sermones Varios en Lengua Quiche. Compuesto por el Sr Fr Francisco Maldonado

Collection ID:
Maldonado, Francisco Father
de San Antonio, Miguel
de Lara, Lope Fernandez
de Zapata, Andres Fray
de Castellon, Nicholas Fray
de Arana, Sebastian Fray
de Thenas, Josep
Physical Description:
325 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The book is apparently sermons and biblical passages translated into Quiche and Cakchiquel Maya during the 17th century. The sermons were written at different times and by different hands. It would also appear that Indians were responsible for the transcription of these Maya texts, since the Latin and Spanish titles often have obvious spelling errors. The book also contains various pages on "cures" for snake bites, etc. A short list of Quiche phrases and translations is contained in the first few pages. There are also two short poems, and a dedication to Pope Urban IV. The sermons bear the the names of some of the people who wrote them, and also of those who simply used them. They include: Miguel de San Antonio, Lope Fernandez de Lara, Fray Andres de Zapata, Fray Nicolas de Castellon, Fray Sebastian de Arana, and Josep de Thenas.

Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available online.
Custodial History
Given to Felipe Silva by Pablo Agurdia of Guatemala, ca. 1907, and apparently donated by Silva some time after. No correspondence found. (All Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence searched under S. and A.)

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2262, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2262

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Medicine -- Maya Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
K'iche' Maya (Quiché) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quiché Maya (Quiche) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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