Motolinía, Toribio, -1568. Motolinia's history of the Indians of New Spain

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Introduction: Father Toribio De Motolinia, O.f.m. His Life And Writings

I. Letters And Reports

1. Carta A Los Señores Del Cabildo Y Regimiento De La Ciudad De Guatemala, Xuchtepet [october 21, 1545]

2. Carta Al Príncipe De España Don Felipe [mexico, July 25, 1548]

3. Carta Al Emperador Carlos V [mexico, May 15, 1550]

4. Carta De Fray Toribio De Motolinía Y Fray Diego De Olarte [cholula, August 27, 1554]

5. Carta Al Emperador Carlos V Sobre Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas [tlaxcala, January 2, 1555]

6. Relación Del Viaje A Guatemala

Ii. Spiritual Treatises

1. Camino Del Espíritu

2. Doctrina Cristiana En Lengua Mexicana

Iii. Detached Pieces

1. Venida De Los Doce Primeros Padres Y Lo Que Los Llegados Acá Hicieron

2. La Vida Y Martirio De Tres Niños De Tlaxcala

Iv. Chief Works

1. Guerra De Los Indios De Nueva España

2. Memoriales

3. Calendario De Toda La Yndica Gente

4. Epístola Proemial

5. Historia De Los Indios De Nueva España

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Introductory Letter

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Chapter I

The First Plague

The Second Plague

The Third Plague

The Fourth Plague

The Fifth Plague

The Sixth Plague

The Seventh Plague

The Eighth Plague

The Ninth Plague

The Tenth Plague

Chapter Ii

Chapter Iii

Chapter Iv

Chapter V

Chapter Vi

Chapter Vii

Chapter Viii

Chapter Ix

Chapter X: [city Of Tlaxcallan]

Chapter Xi

Chapter Xii

Chapter Xiii

Chapter Xiv

Chapter Xv

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Foreword

Chapter I

Chapter Ii

Chapter Iii

Chapter Iv

Chapter V

Chapter Vi

Chapter Vii

Chapter Viii

Chapter Ix

Chapter X

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Chapter I

Chapter Ii

Here Begins The Life Of Fray Martín De Valencia

Chapter Iii

Chapter Iv

Chapter V

Chapter Vi

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

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

Title: Motolinia's history of the Indians of New Spain

Published By: Original publisher Washington, DC: Academy of American Franciscan History. 1951. 20, 358 p., 9 plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Toribio de Motolinía ; Translated and annotated with a bio-bibliographical study of the author [by] Francis Borgia Steck

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 Missions (797); Acculturation and culture contact (177); External relations (648); Ordering of time (805); Ecstatic religious practices (786); Organized ceremonial (796); Spirits and gods (776); Form and rules of government (642); Chief executive (643); Classes (565); Musical instruments (534); Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Sacred objects and places (778); Visual arts (5311); Cereal agriculture (243); Territorial hierarchy (631); Prophets and ascetics (792); Religious and educational structures (346); Highways and bridges (491); Childbirth (844); Infant care (854); Nuptials (585); Religious denominations (795); Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852); Ritual (788);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document One of twelve pioneering Franciscan missionaries, Toribio de Benavente (aka Motolinía) served between 1524 and 1539 as the head of monasteries first in Mexico City and later in Tlaxcala (where much of the text was composed) with intervening missions to Guatemala and Nicaragua. His largely firsthand account concentrates on the cities of Mexico, Tlaxcala and Puebla, and the surrounding Nahuatl-speaking central highland region. This work provides significant documentary information on the Aztec empire under its last emperor through its conquest and subsequent “spiritual conquest” by the author and others up to 1541. As to be expected, emphasis is on the religious life of the people—their gods, religious feasts, human sacrifices, etc.—with a good portion of the text devoted to the conversion of the Indians to Catholicism and European cultural practices. In addition to the history of the missionary effort, Motolinía also provides information on warfare, temple construction, the calendar, childbirth customs, merchants, self-torture, superstition and sorcery, Indian-Spanish relations, geography, education, and native uses of the maguey plant.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 34

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. nu07-034

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: Historia de los indios de la Neuva España Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-341)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1524-1541

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. Michael A. Marcus ; 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). 1524-1541

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 Aztecs/Franciscans--Mexico/Indians of Mexico

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