Durán, Diego, d. 1588?. Book of the gods and rites and the ancient calendar

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¶a Guide To Nahuatl Pronunciation

Fray Diego Duran: His Life And Works

I. Diego, Child Of Seville And Tetzcoco

Ii. The Mexico Of The 1550's—diego's Formative Years

Iii. Diego Enters The Dominican Order

Iv. The Dominican Empire

V. Fray Diego As A Missionary: His Searching Years

Vi. Durán Fights The Devil And The Secular Clergy

Vii. Quetzalcoatl Or Saint Thomas? Fray Diego As A Diffusionist

Viii. Durán Meets The Penitent Conqueror

Ix. The Plague

X. Durán's Aims

Xi. Durán's Sources

Xii. Durán's Works Completed—and Forgotten

Xiii. A New Project: The Treatise On Things Past

Xiv. Fray Diego Durán As An Ethnographer

Xv. Duran's Last Years

Xvi. Epilogue 103

Book Of The Gods And Rites

Chapter I

Chapter Ii

Chapter Iii

Chapter Iv

Chapter V

Chapter Vi

Color Plates

Chapter Vii

Chapter Viii

Chapter Ix

Chapter X

Chapter Xi

Chapter Xii

Chapter Xiii

Chapter Xiv

Chapter Xv

Chapter Xvi

Chapter Xvii

Chapter Xviii

Chapter Xix

Chapter Xx

Chapter Xxi

Chapter Xxii

Chapter Xxiii

Here Begins: The Ancient Calendar

An Epistle: To The Gentle Reader

Chapter I

Chapter Ii

Chapter Iii

The First Month Of The Year

The Second Month Of The Year

The Third Month Of The Year

The Fourth Month Of The Year

The Fifth Month Of The Year

The Sixth Month Of The Year

The Seventh Month Of The Year

The Eighth Month Of The Year

The Ninth Month Of The Year

The Tenth Month Of The Year

The Eleventh Month Of The Year

The Twelfth Month Of The Year

The Thirteenth Month Of The Year

The Fourteenth Month Of The Year

The Fifteenth Month Of The Year

The Sixteenth Month Of The Year

The Seventeenth Month Of The Year

The Eighteenth Month Of The Year

The Extra Days

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

Title: Book of the gods and rites and the ancient calendar

Published By: Original publisher Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1971 [second printing 1975]. 24, 502 p., 63 plates ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Fray Diego Durán ; Translated and edited by Fernando Horcasitas and Doris Heyden. Foreword by Miguel León-Portilla

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 General character of religion (771); Spirits and gods (776); Historical reconstruction (174); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Prophets and ascetics (792); Missions (797); Ritual (788); Mythology (773); Sacred objects and places (778); Religious and educational structures (346); Organized ceremonial (796); Music (533); Visual arts (5311); Ordering of time (805); Priesthood (793); Special garments (292); Military organization (701); Discipline and morale (703); Classes (565); Slavery (567); Ethnobotany (824); Rest days and holidays (527); Asceticism (785); Chief executive (643); Disasters (731); Normal garb (291); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is a reconstruction of pre-Conquest Aztec religion and calendrics by a sympathetic mid-sixteenth century Dominican friar who spoke Nahuatl and interviewed numerous informants; there is an extensive introductory biography of the author. Although undoubtedly colored by a half-century of ongoing evangelization (continuities in certain practices are noted disapprovingly), the first of two translated documents contains invaluable information on the principal Aztec gods and goddesses, their temples, and their ceremonies; the second is a description of the Aztec calendar and the chief ceremonies of each month. Although most of the illustrations refer to pre-Conquest themes, the artistry shows European influence.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 22

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. nu07-022

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

Note: Uniform Title: Libro de los dioses y ritos. English|Translation of: [Libero de los dioses y ritos and El calendario antiguo] Includes bibliographical references (p. 478-484)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1559-1579

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. Marlene Martin ; 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). 1325-1579

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Morelos, Tlaxcala, Puebla, and eastern State of Mexico, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aztecs


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