Image, Text, Memory: Two Iconolexical Folios from a Colonial Peruvian Mystical Guidebook

Reynolds, Andrew
October 2009
Confluencia;Fall2009, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p78
Academic Journal
An essay is presented which discusses how iconographic folios from a manuscript of the book "Silex del divino amor," by Jesuit missionary Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, reveal details regarding religious iconography during the colonization of Latin America. The author discusses how Montoya participated in the establishment of reductions for Guaraní Indians in the Río de la Plata region of South America and how he used Catholic icons in religious practices.


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