The Native Encounter with Christianity: Franciscans and Nahuas in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

@article{Morales2008TheNE,
  title={The Native Encounter with Christianity: Franciscans and Nahuas in Sixteenth-Century Mexico},
  author={Francisco X. Morales},
  journal={The Americas},
  year={2008},
  volume={65},
  pages={137 - 159}
}
Among the nations of the New World, Mexico is probably the country in which the Franciscans worked most intensively. Having been the first missionaries to arrive in Mexico, they covered most of its territory and worked with numerous native groups: Nahuas, Otomies, Mazahuas, Huastecas, Totonacas, Tarascans, Mayas. Their intense missionary activity is evident in the many indigenous languages the Franciscans learned, the grammars and vocabularies they wrote, the numerous Biblical texts they… Expand
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