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Ortiz de Montellano, B. (Bernard)

Overview
Works: 43 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 1,374 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Sources  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works by B Ortiz de Montellano
Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition by B Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why were a handful of Spaniards able to overthrow the Aztec Empire? The dramatic destruction of the Aztecs has prompted historians, anthropologists, demographers, and epidemiologists to look closely at the health and nutrition of the Valley of Mexico. If the Aztecs were overcrowded, living at the edge of starvation, and incapable of treating disease effectivefly, then their decimation by the Europeans becomes much easier to undestand. Bernard Ortiz de Montellano argues that such hypotheses do not hold up. Rather, at the time of the Conquest, the Aztecs were a thriving, well-nourished, healthy people. The swift, brutal success of the conquistadors cannot be explained by the prior ill-health or medical incompetence of their victims. To support his case, Ortiz de Montellano uses an astonishing array of evidence gained from many disciplines. Ortiz de Montellano presents the most comprehensivve and detailed explanation of Aztec medical beliefs available in English. -- From publisher's description
Mexico's indigenous past by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book offers a panoramic view of ancient Mexico, beginning more than thirty thousand years ago and ending with European occupation in the sixteenth century. Drawing on archaeological and ethnohistorical sources, the book is one of the first to offer a unified vision of Mexico's precolonial past."--Jacket
Ancient and modern medical practices in Mesoamerica( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syncretism in Mexican and Mexican-American folk medicine by B Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influencias europeas sobre la medicina tradicional
Myths of ancient Mexico by Michel Graulich( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Innovative study, drawing on extensive ethnohistorical and ethnographical materials, of the mythology of the Toltecs and the Aztecs, with broader Mesoamerican comparisons, including the Popol Vuh of the Quiché Maya. Finds recurring themes in origin stories of light and darkness, sacrifice, expulsion and wanderings, and arrival in a Promised Land. Analysis includes considerations of myth vs. history"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Medicina, salud y nutrición aztecas by Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical Aztec medicine : Aztec medicinal plants seem to be effective if they are judged by Aztec standards by B Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient and modern practices in Mesoamerica( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aztec medicine( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Bernard Ortiz de Montellano has found a connection between Aztec medicine and Mexican-American folk medicine of today
Magic, Myth and Minority Scientists by B Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimum time for efforts to attract minority students to a science career is when the students are enrolled in grade school and junior high school rather than at undergraduate and graduate levels, where many present programs are aimed. Student population is at its maximum in grade school, and successful efforts will reduce the amount of remedial work needed later. Attitudes which should be instilled during grade school in minority students, specifically Chicanos and Native Americans, include a feeling that science and mathematics are fun and that science is relevant to the child's culture, and a feeling of identification with men and women who are scientists and of self-worth and confidence in dealing with scientific and math concepts. These goals may be accomplished through"magic shows" using several standard demonstrations, I.E., chemical snake and the iodine clock reaction, to give minority grade school children a feeling that science is fun, teach them fundamentals, and present role models; culturally oriented classroom materials which show the interaction of science and native cultures; and computer programming as a learning strategy to teach problem solving. Minority scientists should be developing curricular materials along these lines and pressing for funding to work in these areas. (Rs)
Robbing native American cultures : Van Sertima's afrocentricity and the Olmecs by Gabriel Haslip-Viera( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of the opossum : pathways of Mesoamerican mythology by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1990 under the title Los mitos del tlacuache, this is the first major theoretical study of Mesoamerican mythology by one of the foremost scholars of Aztec ideology. Using the myth cycle of the opossum and the theft of fire from the gods as a touchstone, the author constructs a definition of myth that pertains to all of Mesoamerican culture, challenging the notion that to be relevant such studies must occur within a specific culture. Shown here is that much of modern mythology has ancient roots, despite syncretism with Christianity, and can be used to elucidate the pre-Columbian world view. Analysis of pre-Columbian myths can also be used to understand current indigenous myths. Subtopics include the hero and his place in the Mesoamerican pantheon, divine space and human space, mythic event clusters, myth as truth, and the fusion of myth and history
Life and death in the Templo Mayor by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978, workmen in downtown Mexico City accidentally discovered a beautifully preserved monolithic sculpture at the foot of the main temple of the Aztecs. This important find led to a massive excavation that continues today under the direction of archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma. The great temple, now known as the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan symbolized the axis mundi, the Aztec center of the world, where the sky, the earth, and underworld met. In Life and Death in the Templo Mayor, Matos Moctezuma uses his unmatched familiarity with the archaeological details to present a concise and well-supported development of this theme
Teaching Culturally Relevant Science by Diana Marinez( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For teachers concerned about the underrepresentation of Hispanics and Native Americans in science fields, this paper provides resource materials and instructional approaches. First, the role of ethnocentrism in determining what is included in science courses is discussed; the non-Western impact of science has been systematically ignored, it is argued, but its contributions to civilization have important implications for both minority and majority students. The remainder of the paper discusses a variety of topics, including Mayan mathematics and the Mayan calendar, the Horizon Coordinate System (used by ancient astronomers), Mesoamerican buildings and structures used for astronomical purposes, and ideas for culturally relevant student projects in astronomy, geology, botany, agriculture, nutrition, architecture and city planning, and art. Twelve figures illustrating the discussion of astronomy and time-keeping are included and a bibliography is appended. (Kh)
Professional dominance in a democracy by Octavio Ignacio Romano-V.( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan by Leonardo López Luján( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important book presents detailed descriptions, analyses, and interpretations of offerings recovered during the last 50 years from excavations of the Aztec Great Temple in Mexico City. Argues that the offerings formed part of a cosmovision and are more varied in content, and presumably meaning, than previously thought"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Aztec survivals in modern folk medicine by B Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rabbit on the face of the moon : mythology in the Mesoamerican tradition by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The title essay relates the Mesoamerican myth explaining why there is a rabbit on the moon's face to a Buddhist image and suggests the importance of the profound mythical concepts presented by each image. The eighteen pieces in this volume are unified by their basis in Mesoamerican tradition and provide a fascinating look into a system of milennia-old legends and beliefs
Obras en prosa by Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Utopia and history in Mexico : the first chroniclers of Mexican civilization (1520-1569) by Georges Baudot( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Important historical analysis of 16th-century accounts concerning indigenous people. Examines context in which chronicles - considered among the earliest ethnographies - were written (and censured and ignored), and Franciscan beliefs about the Indians' future within the millennial kingdom. First English translation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
 
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Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition
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Mexico's indigenous pastMyths of ancient MexicoLife and death in the Templo MayorThe offerings of the Templo Mayor of TenochtitlanThe rabbit on the face of the moon : mythology in the Mesoamerican tradition
Alternative Names
De Montellano, B. Ortiz

De Montellano, B. Ortiz (Bernard Ortiz)

Montellano, B. Ortiz de

Montellano, B. Ortiz de (Bernard Ortiz)

Montellano, Bernard Ortiz de 1938-

Montellano Bernard R. Ortiz de

Ortiz de Montellano, B.

Ortiz de Montellano, B. 1938-

Ortiz de Montellano, B. Bernard

Ortiz de Montellano, Bernard

Ortiz de Montellano, Bernard R.

Ortiz de Montellano, Bernard R. 1938-

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