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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize$
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Elizabeth Graham

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036663

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036663.001.0001

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The Environment of Early Contact

The Environment of Early Contact

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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Elizabeth Graham

University Press of Florida

Why did Spanish Europeans decide not to settle the mainland, coast, and cayes that are now Belize? How did Spaniards or other seafaring Europeans view Belize's coast, and did this information find its way to early maps? How was the land that became Belize known to the early conquerors? In this chapter, possible Franciscan travel through Belize is discussed, as is the important role of trade and coastal travel in the Maya world just prior to the Conquest, with much of the information based on archaeological data. An attempt is made to contextualize Belize in terms of the conquests of Yucatan and Central America.

Keywords:   Caribbean, Cayes, coast, Franciscan travel, Yucatan, Central America, Belize, Bay of Honduras

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