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León Portilla, Miguel

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Works: 666 works in 2,248 publications in 6 languages and 27,208 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Host, Honoree, Translator, Composer, Contributor, Interviewee, Redactor, 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 )
38 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,496 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 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pre-Columbian literatures of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 1,616 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 )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,324 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 1,098 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
Visión de los vencidos : crónicas indígenas by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
132 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Spanish and Nahuatl and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of writings originally in Nahuatl about the conquest of Mexico from the Aztec viewpoint
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 896 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 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los antiguos mexicanos a través de sus crónicas y cantares by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
82 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 680 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 610 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 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Endangered cultures by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 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 531 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 488 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 )
40 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La filosofía náhuatl estudiada en sus fuentes by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
37 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in Spanish and French and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trece poetas del mundo azteca by Miguel León Portilla ( Book )
37 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 354 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literatura del México antiguo : los textos en lengua nahuatl ( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del Castillo ( Book )
40 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first-person narrative of Bernal Díaz del Castillo, a 16th-century military adventurer, conquistador, and colonist settler who served in three Mexican expeditions. His accounts detail his participation in the fall of Emperor Moctezuma II and the subsequent defeat of the Aztec empire
 
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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
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