The Frontier Mission and Social Transformation in Western Honduras deals with the interaction between Mercedarian missionaries and the indigenous Lenca Indian population of western Honduras during the early sixteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries. Using an anthropological perspective, it relies heavily on previously neglected ecclesiastical archival material in conjunction with preliminary archaeological evidence as an integral source of data.
A fine-grained description of the local processes of missionization in a frontier region examines the organization, operation and goals of the Mercedarian mission province located in the colonial Audiencia of Guatemala. Summary data concerning aspects of Lenca society and physical environment relevant to investigation of mission activities are provided.
The importance of this study lies in its ability to explain mission development in frontier settings as well as to trace transformations within a mission order over almost a 250-year period.
explain “conditional toleration,” exemplifying their ideas with regard to the role of medieval Jewish minorities, and testing the effects of climatic shocks and the “Black Death”. They trace “the origins of religious freedom” from the Reformation to the emancipation of the Jews in eighteenth and
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that period. This incident involved anti-missionary riots and even a court case ( Fu-chou shih 1879), in which Wolfe was the defendant, in response to the CMS ’ long-term occupation of, and controversial development of buildings on, Wu Shih Shan (Black Boulder Hill; Kirby 1966:665–679), crucial for
The Mountain . The book’s front cover is painted in the black lines distinctive of Omie art, while each chapter offers a reproduction of Omie art. 6 In real life, The Mountain was illustrated by the tribe of people of which it is telling a story. Modjeska might “smile” and claim The Mountain is a