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Title Paradigma apologetico que desea persuadir ingenuo, escribiendo desapassionado la noti[ci]a de la huasteca a los VV. Sacerdotes que pueden cultivarla [manuscript]: descripcion de su paiz, y demonstracion evidente de la vanidad de el horror, que se le tiene
Author Tapia Zenteno, Carlos de
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Handbook containing a Huastec grammar and vocabulary, as well as devotional material, compiled by Carlos de Tapia Zenteno, probably around 1746. Preliminary materials include a justification of the work and a description of the Huastec Indians, their way of life, and their lands around Veracruz and Tamaulipas. Pages 1-69 contain Tapia Zenteno’s Huastec grammar, entitled "Noticia de la lengua huasteca," followed by a Spanish-Huastec vocabulary, with Spanish words and phrases and their Huastec equivalents arranged in parallel columns on each page (p. 70-105). The last 40 pages present important prayers in both Spanish and Huastec, including the Pater Noster, Salve Regina, Ave Maria, and the Credo; as well as the Ten Commandments, the commandments of the Church, the Articles of Faith, the seven sacraments, and the seven deadly sins. Tapia Zenteno also includes a catechism in Huastec, based on that of Father Bartolomé Castaño; and abbreviated texts for the administration of the sacraments of baptism, confession, communion, last rites, and marriage. The confession contains questions and responses based on each of the Ten Commandments.
Names Castaño, Bartolomé
Places Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Keywords language, vocabulary, linguistics, culture, cultural assimilation, education, Spain, religion, church, marriage
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Huastec; Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1530
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue