General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 2 -- the ceremonies
The School of American Research and the University of Utah • (14) (3) • Published In 1951 • Pages: x, 216 , 12 plates
By: Sahagún, Bernadino de, -1590, Anderson, Arthur J. O, Dibble, Charles E..
AbstractThe Franciscan missionary Sahagún presaged modern ethnography when, beginning the 1540s, he initiated a project to better comprehend pre-Conquest Aztec ideology and culture, interviewing elderly elites and having the data transcribed and illustrated by multilingual native scholars over a period of some thirty years. This is an English language translation of the original side-by-side Spanish and Nahuatl text. It gives detailed descriptions of the ceremonies of the Aztecs, including material on the priesthood, ceremonial calendar, temples, and sacrifices.
- HRAF PubDate
- Middle America and the Caribbean
- Sub Region
- Central Mexico
- Document Type
- James R. Leary ; 1958
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- central highland Mexico
- Fray Bernadino de Sahagún ; translated from the Aztec, with notes and illustrations, by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble
- Uniform title: Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España. English & Aztec
- Indians of Mexico--Antiquities/Aztecs/Natural history--Mexico/Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540/Mexico--Antiquities