Vanished Worlds, Enduring People

The Written Word

Book of Marriages from the Convent of Quauhquechola, 1620-1639. [view]

Located in the Mexican state of Puebla, the Convent of Quauhquechola may be the one established by the Franciscan friar Juan de Alameda, in what is now called Huaquechula, sometime between 1530 and 1570. Alameda, who was also an architect, is often credited with the design of the convent. This manuscript, written in the Nahuatl language, is a record of local marriages.

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