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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 11 -- earthly things
Published By: Original publisher
Sante Fe, New Mexico: The School of American Research and
the University of Utah. 1963 [1975 reprint]. 20, 297 p., 64 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
Revelation and divination (787);
Medical therapy (757);
Animal by-products (237);
Bodily injuries (752);
Theory of disease (753);
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 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.
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.
John Beierle ; 1984
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 and southern Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities/Aztecs/Natural