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The Resource Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive, Camilla Townsend

Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive, Camilla Townsend

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Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive
Title
Annals of Native America
Title remainder
how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive
Statement of responsibility
Camilla Townsend
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For many generations, the Nahuas of Mexico maintained their tradition of the xiuhpohualli. or "year counts," telling and performing their history around communal firesides so that the memory of it would not be lost. When the Spaniards came, young Nahuas took the Roman letters taught to them by the friars and used the new alphabet to record historical performances by elders. Between them, they wrote hundreds of pages, which circulated widely within their communities. Over the next century and a half, their descendants copied and recopied these texts, sometimes embellishing, sometimes extracting, and often expanding them chronologically.The annals, as they have usually been called, were written not only by Indians but also for Indians, without regard to European interests. As such they are rare and inordinately valuable texts. They have often been assumed to be both largely anonymous and at least partially inscrutable to modern ears. In this work, Nahuatl scholar Camilla Townsend reveals the authors of most of the texts, restores them to their proper contexts, and makes sense of long misunderstood documents. She follows a remarkable chain of Nahua historians, generation by generation, exploring who they were, what they wrote, and why they wrote it. Sometimes they conceived of their work as a political act, reinstating bonds between communities, or between past, present, and future generations. Sometimes they conceived of it largely as art and delighted in offering language that was beautiful or startling or humorous. Annals of Native America brings together, for the first time, samples of their many creations to offer a heretofore obscured history of the Nahuas and an alternate perspective on the Conquest and its aftermath."--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Camilla
Dewey number
972/.00497452
Index
index present
LC call number
F1221.N3
LC item number
T69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conquest of Mexico (1519-1540)
  • Nahuas
  • Nahuas
  • Nahuatl language
  • Nahuatl literature
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Nahuas
  • Nahuas
  • Nahuatl language
  • Nahuatl literature
  • Mexico
Label
Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive, Camilla Townsend
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old stories in new letters (1520s-1550s) -- Becoming conquered (the 1560s) -- Forging friendship with Franciscans (1560s-1580s) -- The riches of twilight (circa 1600) -- Renaissance in the East (the seventeenth century) -- Epilogue: Postscript from a golden age -- Appendices -- The texts in Nahuatl -- Historia Tolteca Chichimeca -- Annals of Tlatelolco -- Annals of Juan Bautista -- Annals of Tecamachalco -- Annals of Cuauhtitlan -- Chimalpahin, seventh relation -- Don Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza
Control code
ocn951778469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780190628994
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016017658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026578589
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190628994
  • (OCoLC)951778469
Label
Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive, Camilla Townsend
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old stories in new letters (1520s-1550s) -- Becoming conquered (the 1560s) -- Forging friendship with Franciscans (1560s-1580s) -- The riches of twilight (circa 1600) -- Renaissance in the East (the seventeenth century) -- Epilogue: Postscript from a golden age -- Appendices -- The texts in Nahuatl -- Historia Tolteca Chichimeca -- Annals of Tlatelolco -- Annals of Juan Bautista -- Annals of Tecamachalco -- Annals of Cuauhtitlan -- Chimalpahin, seventh relation -- Don Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza
Control code
ocn951778469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780190628994
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016017658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026578589
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190628994
  • (OCoLC)951778469

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