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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Sahagún, Bernadino de, -1590
Anderson, Arthur J. O
Dibble, Charles E.
General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex:
book 2 -- the ceremonies
Published By: Original publisher
Sante Fe, New Mexico: The School of American Research and
the University of Utah. 1951. x, 216 p., 12 plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Fray Bernadino de Sahagún ; translated from the Aztec, with
notes and illustrations, by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Organized ceremonial (796);
Spirits and gods (776);
Ordering of time (805);
Revelation and divination (787);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Food preparation (252);
Personal grooming (302);
General tools (412);
Occupational specialization (463);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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. It gives detailed descriptions of the ceremonies of the Aztecs, including
material on the priesthood, ceremonial calendar, temples, and sacrifices.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Aztec
Uniform title: Historia general de las cosas de Nueva
España. English & Aztec
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
James R. Leary ; 1958
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
central highland Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities/Aztecs/Natural