The World of the Aztecs in the Florentine Codex PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The World of the Aztecs in the Florentine Codex free pdf In this book, the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana celebrates one of the most famous 16th-century manuscripts in its collections, the "Historia general de las cosas de Nueva Espana" ('General History of the Things of New Spain') by Bernardino de Sahagun, commonly referred to as the Florentine Codex. A Spanish Franciscan friar who had arrived in Mexico as a missionary after the conquest of the region by Cortes (1519-21), Sahagun devoted his life to the study of indigenous cultures. Much like a modern-day anthropologist, he prepared questionnaires for prominent native elders, and from 1558, with the help of young Nahua students who had studied under him at Tlatelolco, compiled an unprecedented encyclopedia about the peoples and cultures of Central America.With its twelve books written in Nahuatl (the language most widely spoken in the region) and translated into Spanish, and its over 2,000 colour illustrations, the "Florentine Codex" is an extraordinary source of information about the myths, religious beliefs and practices, everyday life, history, traditional crafts and even eating habits of the Aztecs, with large sections devoted to animals and plants and a moving account of the Spanish Conquest and its devastating consequences. It soon began to be suggested that the Historia might encourage idolatry, and in 1577 King Philip II of Spain ordered that all of Sahagun's writings should be sent to Spain so as to prevent the work's circulation. The friar wrote to the king himself in order to find out whether the precious codex had reached Europe, but never knew what had happened to it. At the age of almost eighty he set to work once again, spending his last years desperately trying to recover the material he believed had been lost.

About F. Arduini

Sad to say, at this time we cannot supply you with details about this Author F. Arduini. However this does not always mean that people fail to work to be with her collection. We also consult that you simply allow us to with this issue. When you have spare time and want may greatly take pleasure in when you tell people your data. Any time receiving these feedback and information from customers regarding the The World of the Aztecs in the Florentine Codex Writer F. Arduini, we all first the girl look at. When all of us be sure that all real, only submit it. All of us understand why aid in addition to many thanks upfront.

Details Book

Author : F. Arduini
Publisher : Mandragora
Data Published : 15 January 2008
ISBN : 8874611021
EAN : 9788874611027
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 63 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The World of the Aztecs in the Florentine Codex



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Florentine Codex: Book 12 free pdfFlorentine Codex: Book 12

    A General History of the Things of New Spain

    Bernardino de Sahagun. Translated from the Nahuatl with notes by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble

    Mesoamerica Book 12: The Conquest.


  • Florentine Codex: Book 3 free pdfFlorentine Codex: Book 3

    A General History of the Things of New Spain

    Bernardino de Sahagun. Translated from the Nahuatl with notes by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble

    MesoamericaBook 3: The Origin.


  • Nahuatl as Written free pdfNahuatl as Written

    Nahuatl was the primary native language of central Mexico both before and after the Spanish conquest. It is the Latin of the indigenous languages of the New World. Its tradition of alphabetic writing goes back to the middle years of the sixteenth century and embraces not only grammars..


  • Dancing the New World free pdfDancing the New World

    From Christopher Columbus to "first anthropologist" Friar Bernardino de Sahagun. fifteenth- and sixteenth-century explorers. conquistadors. clerics. scientists. and travelers wrote about the "Indian" dances they encountered throughout the New World..


  • Chimalpahin's Conquest free pdfChimalpahin's Conquest

    This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortes's conquest of Mexico. as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco Lopez de Gomara's monumental "Historia de las Indias y Conquista de Mexico" was published in 1552 to instant success..


  • The World of the Aztecs in the Florentine Codex free pdfThe World of the Aztecs in the Florentine Codex

    Download Books ePub. In this book, the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana celebrates one of the most famous 16th-century manuscripts in its collections, the "Historia general de las cosas de Nueva Espana"