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Author Stresser-Péan, Guy, author.

Title The sun god and the savior : the Christianization of the Nahua and Totonac in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico / Guy Stresser-Péan.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 627 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Series Mesoamerican worlds
Mesoamerican worlds.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-597) and index.
Note Accompanying DVD: La fete du maïs / film de Guy et Claude Stresser-Pean. Includes English and Spanish narration.
Contents Converting the Indians in sixteenth-century Central Mexico to Christianity -- From spiritual conquest to parish administration in colonial Central Mexico -- A trilingual, traditionalist indigenous area in the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Introduction of Christianity in the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Local religious crises in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- The Tutotepec Otomí Rebellion, 1766-1769 -- Contemporary traditions in the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Sacred drums, Teponaztli, and idols from the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Traditional indigenous festivities in the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Elements and accessories of traditional native ceremonies -- Christian festivities in the villages of the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Dances that originated in the pre-Hispanic period -- Dances that originated during the colonial period -- Holders of indigenous wisdom -- Relics of the Mesoamerican calendar in the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- Beliefs about the formation and the end of the world -- Cosmology : the world in the eyes of the Indians of the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- The souls of beings and things -- Supernatural beings in the beliefs and religious practices of Indians in the Sierra Norte de Puebla -- The non-syncretic religion of the last Nahuas of Central Mexico -- Religious syncretism among today's Indians in the Sierra Norte de Puebla.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Summary This translation presents two decades of fieldwork in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico, where native pre-Hispanic pagan beliefs blended with traditional Catholic evangelization from the 16th century and the more recent intrusion of modernism.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Nahuas -- Mexico -- Puebla (State) -- Religion.
Nahuas -- Missions -- Mexico -- Puebla (State)
Nahuas -- Mexico -- Puebla (State) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Totonac Indians -- Mexico -- Puebla (State) -- Religion.
Totonac Indians -- Missions -- Mexico -- Puebla (State)
Totonac Indians -- Mexico -- Puebla (State) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Christianity and culture -- Mexico -- Puebla (State)
Christianity and other religions -- Mexico -- Puebla (State)
Syncretism (Religion) -- Mexico -- Puebla (State)
Puebla (Mexico : State) -- Religious life and customs.
Puebla (Mexico : State) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Stresser-Péan, Claude. Fete du maïs.
Added Title Soleil-dieu et le Christ. English
Fete du maïs.
Other Form: Print version: Stresser-Péan, Guy. Soleil-dieu et le Christ. English. Sun god and the savior. Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2009 9780870819322 (DLC) 2008044552 (OCoLC)225875270
ISBN 9780870819865 (electronic bk.)
0870819860 (electronic bk.)
9780870819322 (alk. paper)
0870819321 (alk. paper)