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HIST 317: Religion, Power and Politics in Latin America (HC): Textual Sources

History 317: Religion, Power and Politics in Latin America (Krippner) Spring 2016

Guides to Primary Sources

Online Source Collections

Women's Roles in Religion

This crowned nun, María Josefa Lina de la Santísima Trinidad, is presented at the age of 19

making her monastic profession (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Sources in Printed Form

Primary sources that have been edited, reprinted in facsimiles, or transferred to microfilm can be borrowed through E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan if they are not in Tripod. Many of them will be listed in Tripod or WorldCat under subject terms and the word "sources." For example, the search latin america* history sources produces books including:


Books printed in earlier time periods are kept in libraries' rare book collections.  You can go to Haverford's Special Collections, Bryn Mawr, the University of Pennsylvania, and other local libraries to see examples of these books:       

          Cathecismo de la lengua zaapoteca
          by Levanto, Leonardo. 
          Published 1766
         Subjects: '; ...Catholic Church Mexico History 18th century Sources...
          Call Number: PM4549 .L4 1766
          Located: Haverford: Special Collections Rare Books