Earthly things monographs of the school of american re volume 11 9781607811664. World digital library adds florentine codex library of congress. The text of the florentine codex, the only extant complete aztec text of sahagin s great work, was put together under sahagun s. Our original amoxtli or books were mostly all burnt by the spaniards. Florentine codex florentine codex, archaeological institute of america. This process is embodied in the characteristics and physical appearance of the florentine codex. This is book 12, chapter 11 of the florentine codex, also known as the general history of the things of new spain. Two of the worlds leading scholars of the aztec language and culture h. Aztec feather painters from the digital edition of the florentine codex. Book four delves into the aztecs complex astrological beliefs. Two of the worlds leading scholars of the aztec language and culture hav. The florentine codex is divided by subject area into twelve books and includes over 2,000 illustrations drawn by nahua artists in the sixteenth century. General history of the things of new spain by fray. The story is written in both english and aztec and is the largest of the series.
A sixteenthcentury manuscript known as the florentine codex is an outstanding example of graphic pluralism in early colonial mexico. The aztecs actually referred to themselves as the mexica. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This version of the codice florentine is based on the version of the codex held in florence as well as on the summary of the original. Commonly referred to as the florentine codex, the manuscript consists of 12 books devoted to different topics. Although it has been amply appreciated and studied since the late nineteenth century, its ongoing ethnographic, linguistic, and historical utility cannot. A general history of the things of new spain 2nd ed.
Oct 31, 2012 the florentine codex, a unique manuscript dating from 1577 preserved in the medicea laurenziana library in florence, is for the first time available online in digital format, the library of congress announced today. The illustration accompanies text written in nahuatl, which in english translation says in part. Sutherland the florentine codex is an ancient document that describes the life of the aztecs, their religious ceremonies, astronomy, economy, social order, the conquest of mexico and customs in precolumbian mexico. Florentine codex, book 12, ch 11 early nahuatl library. The general history of the things of new spain, by. The three bound volumes of the florentine codex are found in the biblioteca medicealorenziana palat. Anderson and charles dibble, following in the tradition of nineteenthcentury mexican scholars francisco del paso y troncoso and joaquin garcia icazbalceta. School of american research santa fe florentine codex. The florentine codex is a 16thcentury ethnographic research study in mesoamerica by the.
Book ten gives a broad overview of the different occupations, classes, and characteristics of aztecs during this time period. The people were also terrified, debating the news among themselves. The codex is quite large with 1,200 folios pages and 2,468 painted illustrations. The florentine codex, a unique manuscript dating from 1577 preserved in the medicea laurenziana library in florence, is for the first time available online in digital format, the library of congress announced today. The nahuas recorded their culture and history in their own language in the right text column, and sahagun had the nahuatl translated into spanish in the left text column. Following the traditional division of knowledge common to many european encyclopedic works, the florentine codex deals with all things divine or rather idolatrous, human and natural of new spain. Other articles where florentine codex is discussed. My translation this version of the codice florentine is based on the version of the codex held in florence as well as on the summary of the original codex.
General history of the things of new spain by fray bernardino. The florentine codex, otherwise known as the history of the things of new spain is a groundbreaking research on aztec civilization carried out 15401590s. Thus, having dealt with higher beings and humans, sahagun turns to. Birthing was revered as a battle of sorts and the new child as a captured captive. The florentine codex, a unique manuscript dating from 1577.
Book one describes in detail the gods of the aztec people, including uitzilopochtli, tlatoc, and quetzalcoatl. Anderson, 9781607811572, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Florentine codex 15401585, book xii folio 54 detail. These practice questions will help you master the material. The florentine codex shanthis cca world lit course. The dorks who wrote hateful comments should study a little history before making false and. Mar 16, 2016 this process is embodied in the characteristics and physical appearance of the florentine codex. Introductions, sahaguns prologues and interpolations, general bibliography, general indices. Today, we think of the florentine codex as one of the most remarkable manuscripts created in the early modern era roughly. Book nine begins with how commerce grew in mexico from the trade of only feathers to jewelry, precious stones, animal. Creation of the florentine codex and its effect on people.
World digital library adds florentine codex library of. The threevolume manuscript of the florentine codex has been intensely analyzed and. Encountering illness in colonial mexico, gutenberge series, e book edn. Papers of the school of american research by edgar l hewett and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Nov 15, 2016 eagle and jaguar warriors, florentine codex book. The digital florentine codex latin america visualized. Each page of the florentine codex contains parallel columns of nahuatl and spanish text. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition starting at.
Dec 09, 20 the excerpts from the florentine codex in our book, the midwife addresses the woman who has died in childbirth and the midwife addresses the newly delivered woman, provide fascinating examples of gender treatment in aztec society. Book xi, the longest in the codex, is a treatise on natural history. The florentine codex has 12 sections on subjects such as the gods and ceremonies. The speaker, a noble father addressing his daughter, emphasizes the. Book eleven is a beautifully written and careful documentation of all of the animals and plants known to the aztecs in the sixteenth century. Composed of twelve books, a total of some 2,400 pages of text accompanied by a staggering 2,468 ink and color illustrations, and organized by individual topic e.
Book eight lists the rulers of tenochtitlan from the first, acamapichtli, to the sixteenth, don cristobal cecepatic. Painters, pigments, and the making of the florentine codex. Mar 21, 20 florentine codex, book 2 last week i decided to take a look at the wikipedia entry for the florentine codex to see if it needed any help. Image of an aztec woman, codex tudela, folio 5 click on image to enlarge. The codex consists of twelve books on many aspects of nahua. Aztec gods from the digital edition of the florentine codex. Take a quick interactive quiz on the concepts in aztec florentine codex. The drawing shows nahuas infected with smallpox disease.1111 614 1525 629 1244 428 1164 924 586 740 421 141 593 1004 1310 1065 572 1333 204 23 749 1379 427 389 689 529 325 1127 104 1280 364 1215 699 1453 711 1092 411 226 1393 58 879 1105 313 72 1460 87 1125 855