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Sermons in the Nahuatl language of 16th century Mexico: challenges for study

When: Friday, October 21, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Spanish and Portuguese   (847) 491-8249

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Co-Sponsor: Religious Studies Department

Category: Academic


Drs. Berenice Alcántara and Mario A. Sánchez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Several libraries around the world preserve manuscripts containing sermons written in the Nahuatl language during the 16th century. These sermons contain valuable information about the evolution of the Nahuatl language in its contact with Spanish and about the evangelization process that the Nahua societies of central Mexico went through in that century. In our talk, we will explore the characteristics of these manuscripts, the difficulties involved in their study, as well as the work of cataloging, translating, and editing them that we have undertaken in the "Sermones en Mexicano" project at UNAM (Mexico).

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Religious Studies, and UNAM Chicago.

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