Florentine Codex: Introductory Volume Introductory Book

by Arthur J. O. Anderson

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Florentine Codex: Introductory Volume Introductory Book by Arthur J. O. Anderson

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Sahagun emerges as the indisputable founder of ethnographic science. The accomplishments of the joint translators, Dibble and Anderson, will surely rank among the greatest achievements of American ethnohistorical scholarship. Natural History This publication of Sahagun makes available to scholars and their students alike the original Nahuatl text for comparison with the more easily accessible Spanish text, which is in many places merely an abridgment or precis of the original. A whole series of native sources for the study of Mexican pre-conquest history is now at hand for a field of historical study formerly restricted to a small number of investigators. A whole chapter of the cultural history of early Colonial Mexico is unfolding before us. [The Codex is] an impressive monument to Spanish humanism in the sixteenth-century New World. The Hispanic American Historical Review Bringing the knowledge of modern scholarship to bear on their materials, the translators have been able to illuminate many obscurities in the text. The complete series of volumes is a landmark of scholarly achievement. The New Mexican A great scholarly enterprise. New Mexico Historical Review Highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries. Choice Bringing the knowledge of modern scholarship to bear on their materials, the translators have been able to illuminate many obscurities in the text. The complete series of volumes is a landmark of scholarly achievement. --The New Mexican This publication of Sahagun makes available to scholars and their students alike the original Nahuatl text for comparison with the more easily accessible Spanish text, which is in many places merely an abridgment or precis of the original. A whole series of native sources for the study of Mexican pre-conquest history is now at hand for a field of historical study formerly restricted to a small number of investigators. A whole chapter of the cultural history of early Colonial Mexico is unfolding before us. [The Codex is] an impressive monument to Spanish humanism in the sixteenth-century New World. --The Hispanic American Historical Review Sahagun emerges as the indisputable founder of ethnographic science. The accomplishments of the joint translators, Dibble and Anderson, will surely rank among the greatest achievements of American ethnohistorical scholarship. --Natural History Highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries. --Choice A great scholarly enterprise. --New Mexico Historical Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780874801651
Publication date: 15th February 1982
Author: Arthur J. O. Anderson
Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 137 pages
Categories: History,

About Arthur J. O. Anderson

Arthur J. O. Anderson (1907-1996) was an anthropologist specializing in Aztec culture and language. He received his MA from Claremont College and his PhD in anthropology from the University of Southern California. He was a curator of history and director of publications at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe and taught at a number of institutions, including San Diego State University, from which he retired. Charles E. Dibble (1909-2002) was an anthropologist, linguist, and scholar specializing in Mesoamerican cultures. He received his master s and doctorate degrees from the Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico and taught at the ...

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