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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Very good in a slightly worn jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. McKenna – Books Condition: I recommend this book highly and also recommend you investigate the other works it references.

The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original ,iguel documents. 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 miugel down in the text.

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 Mind. These opposing ideas is alive today in Modern Mexico, where a A very important read to understand how truly developed the Aztecs and the Nahuatl culture was in Pre-Columbian times. References to this book Open Preview See a Problem? For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards inthere was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. However, he fails to grasp that the many myths are the results of thousands of years of observation, experience, as well as conscious and formal inquiry.

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The rich docu For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards inthere was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. To ask other readers questions about Aztec Thought and Cultureplease sign up. Some of the oldest studies were nad supressed by the Papacy and the Spanish government who fear Interesting. Argosy Book Store Published: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind.

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Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind by Miguel León-Portilla

This item ships from multiple locations. Leon-Portilla’s reevaluation of source materials and codices radically challenge many 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.

Showing best matches Show all copies. 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 religious doctrines, systems of education, and diverse political and migueo organization.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Mark Mirabello rated it really liked it Apr 13, The materials created during or after the arrival of the invading Spanish must be taken with the proverbial grain of salt due to the cultural imperialism of both conquistadors and friars, and their unfortunate tendency to dismiss as “barbaric” anything outside Christendom.

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Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind

On the wh 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. Jimmy rated it really liked it Mar 10, The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

It is a book I shall read many more times, and I believe any Pagan interested in the subject of sacrifice miugel offering would find something to take away here.