Sahagún, Bernadino de, -1590. General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 8 -- kings and lords

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Eighth Book, Which Telleth Of The Great Rulers And Noblemen And Of The Way In Which They Observed The Elections In Their Government.

First Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Rulers And Governors Who Reigned In Mexico From The Beginning Of [their] Rule Until The Year 1560.

Second Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Rulers Who Governed In Tlatilulco When The Reign Had Not Yet Perished And When, Later, Once Again The Spaniards Gave Back And Restored [it] To Them, Until The Year 1560.

Third Chapter , Where Are Told The Rulers Of Texcoco, And As Many Years As They Governed.

Fourth Chapter , In Which Are Recorded The Rulers Of Uexotla.

Fifth Chapter , In Which It Is Told How Many Four Hundreds Of Years Ago Tollan Was Destroyed, Up To [the Present] Year Of 1565.

Sixth Chapter , In Which It Is Told How Signs And Omens Appeared And Were Seen, When The Spaniards Had Not Yet Come To This Land, And When They Were Yet Unknown To The Dwellers Here.

Seventh Chapter , In Which Are Told Many Things Which Came To Pass When The Spaniards Had Not Yet Come To This Land, Until The Year ′50. *

Eighth Chapter , In Which Are Told The Various Articles With Which They Adorned The Rulers And Noblemen—which They Placed On Them When They Were Bedight In Capes And Breech Clouts.

Ninth Chapter , In Which Is Told That With Which The Rulers Were Arrayed When They Danced.

Tenth Chapter , In Which Is Told How The Rulers Took Their Pleasure.

Eleventh Chapter. Here It Is Told What The Rulers Rested Upon.

Twelfth Chapter , In Which It Is Told How The Rulers Were Arrayed Whom They Sent To The Wars.

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Thirteenth Chapter . Here Are Told The Foods Which The Lords Ate. 1

Fourteenth Chapter : Here Are Described The Palace And The Houses Of The Lords: How Were Kept The Houses Of The Lords [and] The Great Palace Where The Ruler Dwelt; [how] All The Lords 1 Were Disposed There, And There Were Determined The Tributes Or Warfare; And In That Place There Was Eating And Drinking When The Ruler Assembled The People There.

Fifteenth Chapter , In Which Is Described The Adornment Of The Women.

Sixteenth Chapter , In Which It Is Told How The Women Were Trained.

Seventeenth Chapter , In Which Are Told The Exercises Of The Rulers And How They Might Perform Well Their Office And Their Government.

Eighteenth Chapter , In Which It Is Told How They Chose Those Who Would Govern.

Nineteenth Chapter , In Which Is Described The Ordering Of The Market Place, And [how] The Ruler Took Great Care Of It.

Twentieth Chapter , In Which Is Told How They Reared The Sons Of Lords And Noblemen.

Twenty-first Chapter , In Which Is Told How All Arose Through The Ranks Until They Became Judges.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 8 -- kings and lords

Published By: Original publisher Sante Fe, New Mexico: The School of American Research and the University of Utah. 1954. xii, 89 p., 8 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. Aztecs (NU07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External relations (648); Traditional history (173); History (175); Disasters (731); Revelation and divination (787); Missions (797);

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 provides lists of rulers, with their investiture, duties and privileges. Also described are: the garments and diet of the lords and rulers, and the training of their sons; women’s clothing, adornments and activities; and the organization of marketplaces.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. nu07-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Aztec

Note: 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 1540-1579

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 Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1376-1560

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 history--Mexico/Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540/Mexico--Antiquities


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