Book

General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 7 -- the sun, moon, and stars, and the binding of the years

The School of American Research and the University of Utah (14) (6) • Published In 1953 • Pages: viii, 81 , 7 plates

By: Sahagún, Bernadino de, -1590, Anderson, Arthur J. O, Dibble, Charles E..

Abstract
The 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, with alternative text in the Appendix. It deals with Aztec ethnometeorology, and with the calendrical system and associated practices.
Subjects
Ethnometeorology
Ethnogeography
Verbal arts
Pregnancy
Preventive medicine
Prayers and sacrifices
Revelation and divination
Ethnozoology
Diet
Ordering of time
Organized ceremonial
culture
Aztecs
HRAF PubDate
2017
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Central Mexico
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Missionary
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
James R. Leary ; 1958
Coverage Date
1500-1579
Coverage Place
central highland Mexico
Notes
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
LCCN
51002409
LCSH
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities/Aztecs/Natural history--Mexico/Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540/Mexico--Antiquities