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León Portilla, Miguel

Overview
Works: 998 works in 3,453 publications in 6 languages and 31,835 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Poetry  Church history  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, htt, Compiler, Honoree, Host, Publishing director, Contributor, Collector, win, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., wst, Composer, Creator, Narrator, wac, Interviewee, wpr, Redactor, Restager
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 )

57 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,839 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 )

39 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 2,104 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 )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,808 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
Fifteen poets of the Aztec world by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,162 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
Time and reality in the thought of the Maya by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second English-language edition of one of his most notable works, Miguel Leon-Portilla explores the Maya Indians' remarkable concepts of time. At the book's first appearance Evon Z. Vogt, Curator of Middle American Ethnology in Harvard University, predicted that it would become -a classic in anthropology, - a prediction borne out by the continuing critical attention given to it by leading scholars. Like no other people in history, the ancient Maya were obsessed by the study of time. Their sages framed its cycles with tireless exactitude. Yet their preoccupation with time was not limited to calendrics; it was a central trait in their evolving culture. In this absorbing work Leon-Portilla probes the question, What did time really mean for the ancient Maya in terms of their mythology, religious thought, worldview, and everyday life? In his analysis of key Maya texts and computations, he reveals one of the most elaborate attempts of the human mind to penetrate the secrets of existence
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 )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 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
Los antiguos mexicanos a través de sus crónicas y cantares by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

139 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 852 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 )

12 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endangered cultures by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Endangered Cultures is the first English translation of a classic work by renowned Mexican anthropologist-historian Miguel Leon-Portilla, Culturas en Peligro, in which he examines what happens when internal or external factors, or both, threaten the very core of a culture."--Back cover
South and Meso-American native spirituality : from the cult of the feathered serpent to the theology of liberation by Gary H Gossen( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 541 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
In the language of kings : an anthology of Mesoamerican literature--pre-Columbian to the present by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From new interpretations of the glyphic writings of the Maya through the poetic response to events in modern Chiapas, here is a history of Mexico and Central America from the Indian point of view. In these pages the reader will encounter, often in new translations, the deeply affecting Aztec poems, the horrific battles of conquest, and the thoughtful philosophy of the Mayan "bible," the Popol Vuh. Full, clear introductions make this extraordinary material accessible to all readers. In the Language of Kings is a gemstone of cultural strength for those who trace their ancestry to Mesoamerica, as well as an essential resource for historians and anthropologists. Above all, it is literature: intimate, grand, painful, proud, and finally renascent in the new awakening of the original peoples of Mesoamerica"--Back cover
The Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua culture by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El legado de la America Indigena tiene por objeto dar a conocer al publico de habla espanola la herencia de las civilizaciones prehispanicas en lo que se refiere a su pensamiento, su literatura y su arte, y pretende, en la busqueda de las mas hondas raices de los pueblos americanos, despertar mayor estimacion por los descendientes actuales de los grandes creadores de cultura de nuestro continente. En este volumen, Miguel Leon Portilla reune y comenta testimonios indigenas aztecas, mayas e incas, acerca de lo que fue el violento choque de culturas que produjo la Conquista. Ademas de sus aportaciones a la investigacion historica, el doctor Miguel Leon Portilla ha tenido diversos cargos academicos. Es miembro de la Academia Mexicana de la Historia y de El Colegio Nacional
Time and reality in the thought of the Maya by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La filosofía náhuatl estudiada en sus fuentes by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in Spanish and French and held by 414 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
Visión de los vencidos; relaciones indígenas de la conquista by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

76 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incluye el capítulo Tlaxcaltecáyotl
Trece poetas del mundo azteca by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nahuatl theater( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Nahuatl and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mind
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Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mindPre-Columbian literatures of MexicoFifteen poets of the Aztec worldTime 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 traditionsLos antiguos mexicanos a través de sus crónicas y cantaresSouth and Meso-American native spirituality : from the cult of the feathered serpent to the theology of liberationBernardino de Sahagun, first anthropologist
Alternative Names
León, Miguel 1926-

Leon-Portilʹâ, Migelʹ.

Leon Portilja, Migel

Leon-Portil'ja, Miguel' 1926-

Leon-Portil'ja, Miguel' 1926-2019

León-Portilla, Miguel

León-Portilla, Miguel 1926-

León-Portilla, Miguel 1926-2019

Miguel León-Portilla anthropologue et historien mexicain

Miguel León-Portilla antropologo e storico messicano

Miguel León Portilla antropoloog uit Mexico

Miguel León-Portilla filósofo e historiador mexicano

Miguel León Portilla Mexicaans taalkundige

Miguel León-Portilla Mexican academic

Miguel León-Portilla mexikanischer Diplomat, Historiker und Anthropologe

Miguel León-Portilla scoláire Meicsiceach

Portilja, Migel Leon

Portilla, León Miguel

Portilla Miguel Léon

Portilla, Miguel León 1926-

Portilla, Miguel León- 1926-2019

Μιγκουέλ Λεόν-Πορτίγια

Леон-Портилья, Мигель

Портилья, Мигель Леон-

ميجل ليون بورتيا فليسوف ومؤرخ مكسيكي

레온-포르티야, 미겔 1926-

ミゲル・レオン=ポルティーヤ

レオン・ポルティーヤ, ミゲル

Languages
Spanish (394)

English (218)

French (6)

Nahuatl (2)

Catalan (1)

Czech (1)