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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize
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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Elizabeth Graham


Most of the research concerned with early Spanish colonialism in Middle America focuses on Mexico, Yucatan, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America. The land that became Belize was nameless to the invaders and gradually became “frontier” with respect to the colonial core. By 1700, Spanish involvement had all but ceased and British logwood cutters had begun to penetrate the lands bordering the major rivers. This book examines the sixteenth- to seventeenth-century period of contact through the lens of archaeology and history. Its focus is the coming of Christianity and the effects of ... More

Keywords: Maya, Belize, Yucatan, Christianity, missions, religion, Spanish conquest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036663
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Graham, author
University College of London