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Land, Politics, and Memory in Five Nija’ib’ K’iche’ Títulos is a careful analysis and translation of five Highland Maya títulos composed in the sixteenth century by the Nija’ib’ K’iche’ of Guatemala. The Spanish conquest of Highland Guatemala entailed a series of sweeping changes to indigenous society, not the least of which were the introduction of the Roman alphabet and the imposition of a European system of colonial government. Introducing the history of these documents and placing them within the context of colonial-era Guatemala, this volume provides valuable information concerning colonial period orthographic practice, the K’iche’ language, and language contact in Highland Guatemala.

For each text, author Mallory E. Matsumoto provides a photographic copy of the original document, a transliteration of its sixteenth-century modified Latin script, a transcription into modern orthography, an extensive morphologic analysis, and a line-by-line translation into English, as well as separate prose versions of the transcription and translation. No complete English translation of this set of manuscripts has been available before, nor has any Highland Maya título previously received such extensive analytical treatment.

Offering insight into the reality of indigenous Highland communities during this period, Land, Politics, and Memory in Five Nija’ib’ K’iche’ Títulos is an important primary source for linguists, historians, and experts in comparative literature. It will also be of significant interest to students and scholars of ethnohistory, linguistics, Latin American studies, anthropology, and archaeology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Part I. Introduction and Linguistic Analysis
  1. Chapter 1. Títulos in Colonial Mesoamerica and Their Highland Guatemalan Context
  2. pp. 5-20
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  1. Chapter 2. The Nija’ib’ Títulos: History, Contents, and Current State of Research
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. Chapter 3. Rewriting the Títulos: Philological and Linguistic Methodology
  2. pp. 41-52
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  1. Chapter 4. Scribal Practice in the Nija’ib’ Títulos
  2. pp. 53-72
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  1. Appendixes. Orthographic Correspondence Tables for the Nija’ib’ Títulos
  1. Appendix 1. Utitulo rajawarem ajaw Don Francisco Iskin Nija’ib’
  2. pp. 75-80
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  1. Appendix 2. Utitulo ulew rech ajaw Don Francisco Iskin Nija’ib’
  2. pp. 81-84
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  1. Appendix 3. Inpormacion chi rij titulo
  2. pp. 85-88
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  1. Appendix 4. Titulo Iskin rech Quetzaltenango, Momostenango
  2. pp. 89-92
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  1. Appendix 5. Título de Quetzaltenango y Momostenango y conquistas de nuestros antepasados
  2. pp. 93-98
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  1. References
  2. pp. 99-116
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  1. Part II. The Nija’ib’ Títulos in Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscript no. 101
  2. pp. 117-118
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  1. Section 1. Utitulo rajawarem ajaw Don Francisco Iskin Nija’ib’ (folios 1r–8v)
  2. pp. 119-250
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  1. Section 2. Utitulo ulew rech ajaw Don Francisco Iskin Nija’ib’ (folios 9r–9v, 10v)
  2. pp. 251-288
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  1. Section 3. Inpormacion chi rij titulo (folio 10r)
  2. pp. 289-300
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  1. Section 4. Titulo Iskin rech Quetzaltenango, Momostenango (folio 11r)
  2. pp. 301-310
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  1. Section 5. Título de Quetzaltenango y Momostenango y conquistas de nuestros antepasados (folios 15r–22r)
  2. pp. 311-410
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 411-423
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607326052
Related ISBN
9781607326045
MARC Record
OCLC
1014182446
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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