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Book/Printed Material The Art of Three Languages: Cakchikel, Quiché, and Tzutuhil. Arte de las tres lenguas kakchiquel, quiché y tzutuhil

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Title

  • The Art of Three Languages: Cakchikel, Quiché, and Tzutuhil.

Other Title

  • Arte de las tres lenguas kakchiquel, quiché y tzutuhil

Summary

  • Arte de las tres lenguas kakchiquel, quiché y tzutuhil (The art of three languages, Cakchikel, Quiché, and Tzutuhil) is a Mayan Indian language grammar and devotional handbook by Dominican Father Francisco Ximénez (1666-circa 1722), parish priest of the pueblo of Santo Tomás Chichicastenango (in present-day Guatemala), probably written between 1700 and 1703. Leaves 1-93 contain a Cakchikel-Quiché-Tzutuhil grammar. Leaves 94-119, the "Tratado Segundo de todo lo que debe saber un ministro para la buena administracion de estos naturales" (Second treaty of all that a minister must know for the good administration of these natives), contain religious material, including a copy of a letter of February 1580 from Father Alonso Noreña responding to doctrinal questions on the confessions of the Indians. This part of the manuscript also includes, in various combinations of Cakchikel, Quiché (or K'iche'), Tzutuhil, and Spanish, a confession; a catechism; important prayers; the Ten Commandments; explanations of the sacraments and of sins and virtues; the Beatitudes; and questions used in the administration of the sacraments of baptism, marriage, and the viaticum (the Eucharist as given to a person near to or in danger of death).

Names

  • Noreña, Alonso de, active 1567 Contributor.
  • Ximénez, Francisco, 1560?-1620 Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1700 to 1703]

Headings

  • -  Guatemala
  • -  1700 to 1703
  • -  Catholic Church--Missions
  • -  Grammar
  • -  Indians of Central America
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Mayas
  • -  Mesoamerica
  • -  Theology, Doctrinal

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 120 folios ; 31 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: The Newberry Library.
  • -  Content in Kaqchikel and K'iche' and Spanish and Tz'utujil.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668227

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Noreña, Alonso De, Active 1567 Contributor, and Francisco Ximénez. The Art of Three Languages: Cakchikel, Quiché, and Tzutuhil. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1703, 1700] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668227/.

APA citation style:

Noreña, A. D. & Ximénez, F. (1700) The Art of Three Languages: Cakchikel, Quiché, and Tzutuhil. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1703] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668227/.

MLA citation style:

Noreña, Alonso De, Active 1567 Contributor, and Francisco Ximénez. The Art of Three Languages: Cakchikel, Quiché, and Tzutuhil. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1703, 1700] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668227/>.