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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
León Portilla, Miguel
Aztec thought and culture: a study of the ancient Nahuatl
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1963. xxiv, 237 p.,
8 plates ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Miguel León-Portilla ; translated from the Spanish by Jack
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.
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Literary texts (539);
Reviews and critiques (114);
Humanistic studies (814);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source attempts to reconstruct Aztec
thought—cosmology, metaphysics, theology, history, art, human nature, and the acquisition
of knowledge—as revealed in Nahuatl texts. There is particular reliance on the accounts
given by informants belonging to the last generation schooled in the concepts prior to the
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Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Spanish
A translation and adaptation of the author's La
filosofía náhuatl|Uniform Title: Filosofía náhuatl. English
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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.
Marlene Martin ; 1984
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central highland Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nahua philosophy/Aztec philosophy