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León Portilla, Miguel

Overview
Works: 661 works in 2,474 publications in 15 languages and 27,788 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Biography  Juvenile works  Maps  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Host, Honoree, Translator, Composer, Contributor, Interviewee, Collaborator, Redactor, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: F1230, 972.02
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Most widely held works by Miguel León Portilla
The broken spears : the Aztec account of the conquest of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

213 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by Lysander Kemp. Illustrations adapted from original codices painting
Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mind by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

87 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fue así que mediante la interpretación de los códices que contienen el conocimiento y poesía de las culturas indígenas, en 1956 propuso con su tesis doctoral La filosofía náhuatl estudiada en sus fuentes, una versión diferente del pensamiento azteca que escandalizó y revolucionó el desarrollo de la investigación histórica en México, y después de ese trabajo se dedicó casi por completo al estudio de la documentación en náhuatl y los códices, para buscar el punto de vista del otro, el de los indígenas, respecto a los aconteceres de su pasado prehispánico, la Conquista y los tiempos coloniales."--Conaculta
Pre-Columbian literatures of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses sacred, mythic and lyric poetry, religious drama, chronicles and history, speeches and other prose of Mayan groups, Aztecs and other Nahuatl-speaking people
Time and reality in the thought of the Maya by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua culture by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

106 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Penetrar en los arcanos de la historía y del pensamiento náhuatl a través de sus propias palabras es acercarnos al corazón de un pueblo que vivió la grandeza y el infortunio en carne propia. Miguel León-Portilla, con el profundo conocimiento que posee de la antigua palabra, logra llegar hasta los más íntimos sentimie ntos que formaron las bases de una filosofía, de una manera de entender el mundo presente en mitos, relatos, anales, códices y muchas otras formas que expresaron la manera de pensar de un pueblo. Conocedor de las fuentes históricas y de la arqueología, nos lleva por los senderos que nos abren las múltiples esencias de las sociedades nahuas que poblaron el valle de México."--Casadellibro
Major trends in Mexican philosophy by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native Mesoamerican spirituality : ancient myths, discourses, stories, doctrines, hymns, poems from the Aztec, Yucatec, Quiche-Maya and other sacred traditions by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a carefully edited and translated collection of Pre-Columbian ancient spiritual texts. It presents relevant examples of those sacred writings of the indigenous peoples of Central America, especially Mexico, that have survived destruction. The majority of texts were conceived in the 950-1521 A.D. period. Their authors were primarily anonymous sages, priests and members of the ancient nobility. Most were written in Nahuath (also known as Aztec or Mexican), in Yucatec and Quiche-Maya languages
Fifteen poets of the Aztec world by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By their extant poems in Nahuatl and in English. The poets - fourteen men and one woman - lived in the central highlands of Mexico and spoke Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, Tezcocans, Tlaxcalans, and several other chiefdoms. These authors of "flower and song" (a Nahuatl metaphor for poetry, art, and symbolism) lived during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Sources for the poems included indigenous "codices," "books of songs" now unfortunately lost
Endangered cultures by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South and Meso-American native spirituality : from the cult of the feathered serpent to the theology of liberation by Gary H Gossen( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El reverso de la Conquista; relaciones aztecas, mayas e incas by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

65 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the language of kings : an anthology of Mesoamerican literature--pre-Columbian to the present by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernardino de Sahagun, first anthropologist by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He was sent from Spain on a religious crusade to Mexico to "detect the sickness of idolatry," but Bernardino de Sahagun (c. 1499-1590) instead became the first anthropologist of the New World. The Franciscan monk developed a deep appreciation for Aztec culture and the Nahuatl language. In this biography, Miguel Leon-Portilla presents the life story of a fascinating man who came to Mexico intent on changing the traditions and cultures he encountered but instead ended up working to preserve them, even at the cost of persecution."--Jacket
Trece poetas del mundo azteca by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturas indígenas de México by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery and conquest of Mexico, 1517-1521 by Bernal Díaz del Castillo( Book )

47 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Spanish soldier's account of his observations and experiences during Cortes' Mexican campaigns
Literatura del México antiguo : los textos en lengua nahuatl( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Teotihuacán a los aztecas; antología de fuentes e interpretaciones históricas by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toltecáyotl, aspectos de la cultura náhuatl by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of Baja California by Miguel del Barco( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Native Mesoamerican spirituality : ancient myths, discourses, stories, doctrines, hymns, poems from the Aztec, Yucatec, Quiche-Maya and other sacred traditions
Alternative Names
Leon-Portil', Migel'.

Leon Portilja, Migel

Leon-Portil'ja, Miguel' 1926-

Len Portilla, Miguel

Len-Portilla, Miguel 1926-

Miguel Len-Portilla antropologo e storico messicano

Miguel Len-Portilla Mexican academic

Portilja, Migel Leon

Portilla, Len Miguel

Portilla, Miguel Lon

Portilla Miguel Len 1926-....

Леон-Портилья, Мигель

Портилья, Мигель Леон-

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Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mindPre-Columbian literatures of MexicoTime and reality in the thought of the MayaThe Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua cultureNative Mesoamerican spirituality : ancient myths, discourses, stories, doctrines, hymns, poems from the Aztec, Yucatec, Quiche-Maya and other sacred traditionsFifteen poets of the Aztec worldSouth and Meso-American native spirituality : from the cult of the feathered serpent to the theology of liberationIn the language of kings : an anthology of Mesoamerican literature--pre-Columbian to the present