The View from Belize and the Vision from St. Mike's

Elizabeth Graham

in Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036663
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041834 | DOI:
The View from Belize and the Vision from St. Mike's

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The author's perspective, as someone who was raised as a Roman Catholic, is described in this chapter. Previous assumptions about Christianity are also made explicit. The scholarly concepts of “art” and “material culture” are discussed, and the threads that run through the book are introduced, such as how we view the “other” and how the character of the knowledge we gain depends on whether we start out assuming sameness or difference. The origins of the ideas presented in the book—an outgrowth of research into material culture at Tipu—are described, as are the method, theory, and aims of the research.

Keywords: Roman Catholic; Christianity; art; material culture; Tipu

Chapter.  6766 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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