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Holy Wednesday : A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico - 96 edition

Holy Wednesday : A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico (ISBN10: 0812215761; ISBN13: 9780812215762)
ISBN13: 978-0812215762
ISBN10: 0812215761

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0812233421
ISBN10: 0812233425

Summary: 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. 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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Summary: 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. 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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Edition/Copyright: 96
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Year Published: 1996
International: No

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