Aztec Thought and Culture

Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806170619
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: History

For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards in 1519, there was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. 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 social organization. The rich documentation concerning these people, commonly called Aztecs, 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. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions. The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. They concern the origin of the universe and of life, conjectures on the mystery of God, the possibility of comprehending things beyond the realm of experience, life after death, and the meaning of education, history, and art. The philosophy of the Nahuatl wise men, which probably stemmed from the ancient doctrines and traditions of the Teotihuacans and Toltecs, quite often reveals profound intuition and in some instances is remarkably “modern.” This English edition is not a direct translation of the original Spanish, but an adaptation and rewriting of the text for the English-speaking reader.

Faith Formation and Popular Religion

Author: Anita De Luna
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742513483
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion

This book places catechesis against the background of popular religion and makes a new connection among theology, spirituality, and catachesis. It examines six catechism formats, uncovering fascinating factors that made these faith formation texts effective or ineffective for Hispanics, from the inception of Hispanic Catholicism through the twentieth century.

The Aztecs

Author: Dirk R. Van Tuerenhout
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576079218
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Shows how the Aztecs lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.


ISBN: UCSC:32106009197002
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Academic libraries

Library Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015020247295
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.