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Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (review)

Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (review) ANTHROPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS 53 NO. 1 Girard, Victor 1971 Proto-Takanan Phonology. University of California Publications in Linguistics 70. Berkeley: University of California Press. Key, Mary R. 1968 Comparative Tacanan Phonology: With Cavineña Phonology and Notes on Proto-Tacanan Relationships. The Hague: Mouton. Wichmann, Søren, and Jan Wohlgemuth 2008 Loan Verbs in a Typological Perspective. In Aspects of Language Contact: New Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Findings with Special Focus on Romancisation Processes, edited by Thomas Stolz, Dik Bakker, and Rosa Salas Palomo, 89--121. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross. WILLIAM HANKS. The Anthropology of Christianity 6. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010. Pp. xxiv + 439. $29.95 (paper). Reviewed by Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University The story of the introduction of Christianity into the New World is a complex one that has long fascinated scholars of many disciplines. In recent decades it has become clearer that indigenous religions were not simply destroyed and replaced, but were gradually transformed even as new forms of Christianity were forged. The study of this process in Mesoamerica is enhanced by the survival of a powerful writing tradition. The resulting literature­numerous manuscripts written alphabetically in various http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anthropological Linguistics University of Nebraska Press

Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross (review)

Anthropological Linguistics , Volume 53 (1) – Feb 1, 2011

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ANTHROPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS 53 NO. 1 Girard, Victor 1971 Proto-Takanan Phonology. University of California Publications in Linguistics 70. Berkeley: University of California Press. Key, Mary R. 1968 Comparative Tacanan Phonology: With Cavineña Phonology and Notes on Proto-Tacanan Relationships. The Hague: Mouton. Wichmann, Søren, and Jan Wohlgemuth 2008 Loan Verbs in a Typological Perspective. In Aspects of Language Contact: New Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Findings with Special Focus on Romancisation Processes, edited by Thomas Stolz, Dik Bakker, and Rosa Salas Palomo, 89--121. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross. WILLIAM HANKS. The Anthropology of Christianity 6. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010. Pp. xxiv + 439. $29.95 (paper). Reviewed by Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University The story of the introduction of Christianity into the New World is a complex one that has long fascinated scholars of many disciplines. In recent decades it has become clearer that indigenous religions were not simply destroyed and replaced, but were gradually transformed even as new forms of Christianity were forged. The study of this process in Mesoamerica is enhanced by the survival of a powerful writing tradition. The resulting literature­numerous manuscripts written alphabetically in various

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