General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 9 -- the merchants
The School of American Research and the University of Utah • (14) (10) • Published In 1959 • Pages: 14, 97 , 13 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 describes the history, organization and activities of the Aztec merchants or traders, especially during the late period when the empire was at its greatest extent, and with particular attention to the selling and treatment of slaves. It also provides detailed information on the processes of working gold, silver, and precious stones, and of featherwork, a specialty of the ward of Amantlan in Tenochtitlan.
- HRAF PubDate
- Middle America and the Caribbean
- Sub Region
- Central Mexico
- Document Type
- John Beierle - 1966, 1984
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- central and southern 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