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León Portilla, Miguel

Overview
Works: 648 works in 2,209 publications in 6 languages and 27,097 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Host, Honoree, Translator, Collaborator, Redactor, Interviewee, Composer, 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 )
37 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,471 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 )
33 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pre-Columbian literatures of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 1,623 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 )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen poets of the Aztec world by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,091 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 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, and renditions of them preserved by the Nahuatl oral tradition, which survived the Spanish Conquest and were recorded by several young natives in two manuscripts
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 )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 856 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 )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visión de los vencidos : relaciones indígenas de la conquista by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
115 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Spanish and Nahuatl and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of writings originally in Nahuatl about the Conquest of Mexico from the Aztec point of view
Los antiguos mexicanos a través de sus crónicas y cantares by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
79 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 681 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 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Endangered cultures by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 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 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua culture by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bernardino de Sahagun, first anthropologist by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 482 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."--BOOK JACKET
El reverso de la Conquista; relaciones aztecas, mayas e incas by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La filosofía náhuatl estudiada en sus fuentes by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
36 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in Spanish and French and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trece poetas del mundo azteca by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
34 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literaturas indígenas de México by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del Castillo ( Book )
47 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ooggetuigeverslag van de verovering van de Nieuwe Wereld van de hand van een van de soldaten van Cortes
Historia documental de México by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Leon Portilja, Migel
Leon-Portil'ja, Miguel' 1926-
León Portilla, Miguel
León-Portilla, Miguel 1926-
Portilja, Migel Leon
Portilla, León Miguel
Portilla, Miguel Léon-
Portilla, Miguel León- 1926-
Леон-Портилья, Мигель
Портилья, Мигель Леон-
レオン・ポルティーヤ, ミゲル
Languages
Spanish (376)
English (159)
Portuguese (6)
French (2)
Nahuatl (2)
Esperanto (1)
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