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León Portilla, Miguel

Overview
Works: 611 works in 2,429 publications in 8 languages and 27,643 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Church history  Biography  Juvenile works  Maps  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Host, Compiler, Honoree, Contributor, Composer, Publishing director, Redactor, Interviewee, Creator, win, Collaborator, Translator
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 )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,495 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 )

98 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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". [Book jacket]
Pre-Columbian literatures of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,351 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
The Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua culture by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

108 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 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
Time and reality in the thought of the Maya by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 917 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 895 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
Major trends in Mexican philosophy by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and French and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen poets of the Aztec world by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the poets of Mexico in the days of Aztec splendor? What were the poems of a culture so different from our own? In this first English-language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, an expansion of his classic Trece poetas del mundo azteca, Miguel Leon-Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by Grace Lobanov. Biographies of fifteen composers of Nahuatl verse and analyses of their work are followed
Endangered cultures by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 643 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 427 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 )

45 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo( Book )

72 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of the conquest of New Spain describes the various expeditions, marches, embassies, important leaders, sieges, and captures
Literaturas indígenas de México by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento maya : ensayo de acercamiento by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatura del México antiguo : los textos en lengua nahuatl( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huehuehtlahtolli = Testimonios de la antigua palabra( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este libro se reúnen testimonios de la sabiduría de hombres y mujeres que vivieron hace siglos en el México indígena; tales testimonios se conocen como la antigua palabra huehuehtlahtolli. Con este vocablo se abarcaba un gran conjunto de discursos y enseñanzas que eran legado de la propia cultura : un saber ancestral ofrecido como modelo de conducta y transmitido -Iógicamente- por tradición oral, aunque con apoyo en los códices pictoglíficos
 
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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
León, Miguel, 1926-

Leon-Portil'â, Migel'.

Leon Portilja, Migel

Leon-Portil'ja, Miguel' 1926-

León Portilla, Miguel

León-Portilla, Miguel 1926-

Miguel León-Portilla antropologo e storico messicano

Miguel León Portilla antropoloog uit Mexico

Miguel León-Portilla Mexican academic

Portilja, Migel Leon

Portilla, León Miguel

Portilla, Miguel Léon

Portilla Miguel León 1926-....

Μιγκουέλ Λεόν-Πορτίγια

Леон-Портилья, Мигель

Портилья, Мигель Леон-

レオン・ポルティーヤ, ミゲル

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Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mindPre-Columbian literatures of MexicoThe Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua cultureTime and reality in the thought of the MayaNative 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