General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 11 -- earthly things
The School of American Research and the University of Utah • (14) (12) • Published In 1975 • Pages: 20, 297 , 64 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 is a profusely illustrated natural history of the Aztec world, with extensive information on flora and fauna (including dietary and medicinal uses), on various minerals, gemstones, and soils, and on geographic features both natural and manmade. The volume concludes with brief descriptions of agricultural products.
- HRAF PubDate
- Middle America and the Caribbean
- Sub Region
- Central Mexico
- Document Type
- John Beierle ; 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