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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The Aztecs adapted the latin alphabet, which had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue to record poems, chronicles, and traditions. I have to say, it’s very well done. 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. Oct 26, Darrell rated it really liked it. Some of the oldest studies were actually supressed by the Papacy and the Spanish government who fear Interesting.
To my mind, Nahua thought more closely resembles the schools of thought in Hindui philosophy that similarly moved away from a tyought Weltanschauung to belief abd a single ground to existence, a sacred force that unfolds into multiple forms in the physical universe. Jimmy rated it really liked it Mar 10, Sign up to receive offers and updates: These opposing ideas is alive today in Modern Mexico, where a A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions.
Selected pages Title Page. A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind. What’s truly fascinating is evidence of a push toward discrete philosophical contemplation of each of these themes in pre-conquest culture said contemplation to be completed while maintaining balance, however.
The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mindan amplification with assistance from translator Jack Emory Davis of several previous works of his, including his ground-breaking doctoral thesis.
It is both tragic and endlessly diverting leon-porilla theorize what direction the Nahua culture might’ve taken had it been allowed to continue down this path uninterrupted by steel-plated usurpers.
Aztec Thought and Culture by Leon-Portilla, Miguel
They concern the origin of the universe and of life, conjectures on the mystery of God, the possibility of imguel things beyond the realm of experience, life after death, and the meaning of education, history, and art. Chris Hartmann, Bookseller Condition: On the whole, it presents a well-rounded understanding of the philosophy of these people, the more enlightened aspects of which are generally ignored in popular imagery and mythos of the Aztecs.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. References to this book May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Paperbackpages. Feb 26, Claire rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 22, David added it.
He lives in Mexico. This book focuses more on the ‘thought’ aspect than the more day to day aspects of the culture; most of it is devoted to encompassing Nahuatl philosophy, as discerned from poetry of the wise men, which is broken down in the text.
Aztec Thought and Culture
Argosy Book Store Published: Miguel Leon-Portilla, author of more than forty books including “Broken Spears”, is the world’s leading scholar on Mesoamerican literature. Aztec Thought and Culture: University of Oklahoma Press- Aztec philosophy – pages.
Slightly academic in writing style, but not so much to put off the casual reader. My concern is in the definitions of and meanings of words … we know they change over time and influence.
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Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind by Miguel León-Portilla
The rich documentation concerning these people, commonly called Migufl, includes, in addition to a few codices written before the Conquest, thousands of folios in the Nahuatl or Aztec language written by natives after the Conquest. Used book in good condition. I have mixed feelings about it. University of Oklahoma Press 5th Printing, 1 Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and mighel.
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