Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind Miguel Leon- Portilla, author of more than forty books including “Broken Spears”, is the world’s . During that long span of time a cultural evolution took place which saw a high development of the arts and literature, the formulation of complex Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind. By Miguel León Portilla. Aztec Thought and Culture a Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind. Translated From the Spanish by Jack Emory Davis. Miguel León-Portilla. University of.
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Crisp, owner’s name on endpaper otherwise clean. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions. He also looks for links in modern thought and practices especi – Aztec Thought and Culture: Aztec Thought and Culture provides a useful introduction to and overview of Nahuatl philosophy and its place in Aztec-Mexica life just before the invasion.
I have mixed feelings about it. Includes beliefs on creation, cosmology, philosophy, ethics, etc – many very sophisticated. An interesting an important book, but more than anything else it shows how limited the evidence about Aztec thought and culture is.
Aztec Thought and Culture by Leon-Portilla, Miguel
I read this book for a course I took on the history of ancient mesoamerica. Oct 26, Darrell rated it really liked it. Sails daily at 8 a. The philosophy of the Nahuatl wise men, which probably stemmed bby the ancient doctrines and traditions of the Teotihuacans and Toltecs, quite often reveals profound intuition and in some instances is remarkably “modern”.
Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind
Sign In Register Help Cart. Leon-Portilla’s reevaluation of source materials and codices radically challenge cjlture of the preconceived notions of Aztec society that laymen and academics alike, bringing to light the great importance of art and poetry to the Aztecs. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions.
Other editions – View all Aztec Thought and Culture: Jack Emory Davisassociate professor of Romance languages at the University of Arizona, prepared the original translation. Return elon-portilla Book Page. Showing best matches Show all copies.
Jul 02, Redsteve rated it liked it Shelves: Though it be jade it falls apart; though it be gold, it wears away; though it be a quetzal feather, it is torn asunder. Aztec Thought and Culture: It is a book I shall read many more times, and I believe any Pagan interested in the subject of sacrifice and offering would find something to take away here.
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University of Oklahoma Press. Furthermore, he claims that the masses blindly followed these myths and it was only the professional wise men, tlamatinime, who were capable of analysis to seek deeper meaning of the symbols within the myths. Ships with Tracking Number! University of Oklahoma Press 5th Printing, 1 Alex West rated it it was amazing Oct 04, The Aztecs adapted the latin alphabet, which had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue to record poems, chronicles, and traditions.
Ana rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Piddles rated it really liked it Feb 18, The PreColumbian Concept of the Universe.
Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind by Miguel León-Portilla
Be the first to ask a question about Aztec Thought and Culture. Haar rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Trivia About Aztec Thought and Aztec Thought and Culture: While I agree with his call to critically analyze myths, question them, and seek deeper meaning from them especially in the light of the myth making style of the Aztec empire who by their own doing were also responsible for the burning of Indigenous writings and re-writing their mythological stories prior to the Spanish invasion ; I cannot agree with his all together dismissal of myths as mere culturr, metaphor, and superstition.
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The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents.