Florentine Codex

Author: Bernardino De Sahagun
Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr
ISBN: 9780874801651
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A General History of the Things of New Spain Bernardino de Sahagún, Translated from the Nahuatl with notes by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble Mesoamerica Introductory Volume: Introductions, Sahagún’s Prologues and Interpolations, General Bibliography, General Indices.

The People

Author: Robert B. Pickering
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ISBN: 9781562945503
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Discusses the history of early North American civilizations before the arrival of Europeans

Florentine Codex Book 2

Author: Bernardino De Sahagun
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ISBN: 9781607811589
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Presents an encyclopedic study of native life in Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest.

Florentine Codex

Author: Bernardino de Sahagún (Fray)
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The Fate Of Earthly Things

Author: Molly H. Bassett
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292762992
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Following their first contact in 1519, accounts of Aztecs identifying Spaniards as gods proliferated. But what exactly did the Aztecs mean by a "god" (teotl), and how could human beings become gods or take on godlike properties? This sophisticated, interdisciplinary study analyzes three concepts that are foundational to Aztec religion—teotl (god), teixiptla (localized embodiment of a god), and tlaquimilolli (sacred bundles containing precious objects)—to shed new light on the Aztec understanding of how spiritual beings take on form and agency in the material world. In The Fate of Earthly Things, Molly Bassett draws on ethnographic fieldwork, linguistic analyses, visual culture, and ritual studies to explore what ritual practices such as human sacrifice and the manufacture of deity embodiments (including humans who became gods), material effigies, and sacred bundles meant to the Aztecs. She analyzes the Aztec belief that wearing the flayed skin of a sacrificial victim during a sacred rite could transform a priest into an embodiment of a god or goddess, as well as how figurines and sacred bundles could become localized embodiments of gods. Without arguing for unbroken continuity between the Aztecs and modern speakers of Nahuatl, Bassett also describes contemporary rituals in which indigenous Mexicans who preserve costumbres (traditions) incorporate totiotzin (gods) made from paper into their daily lives. This research allows us to understand a religious imagination that found life in death and believed that deity embodiments became animate through the ritual binding of blood, skin, and bone.

Florentine Codex

Author: Bernardino (de Sahagún)
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ISBN: 9780874801941
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Florentine Codex Books 4 And 5

Author: Bernardino De Sahagun
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" ... Sahagún's monumental and encyclopedic study of native life in Mexico at the time of the Spanish Conquest. This immense undertaking is the first complete translation into any language of Sahagún's Nahuatl text, and represents one of the most distinguished contributions in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, and linguistics. Written between 1540 and 1585, the Florentine Codex (so named because the manuscript has been part of the Laurentian Library's collections since at least 1791) is the most authoritative statement we have of the Aztecs' lifeways and traditions ... The Florentine Codex is divided by subject area into twelve books and includes over 2,000 illustrations drawn by Nahua artists in the sixteenth century."--Publisher's website.