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We People Here: We People Here - Nahyatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico v. 1: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico (Repertorium Columbianium) [Hardcover]

James Lockhart

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17 May 1994 Repertorium Columbianium
Historians are concerned today that the Spaniards' early accounts of their first experiences with the Indians in the Americas should be balanced with accounts from the Indian perspective. "We People Here" reflects that concern, bringing together important and revealing documents written in the Nahuatl language in 16th century Mexico. James Lockhart's superior translation combines contemporary English with the most up-to-date, nuanced understanding of Nahuatl grammar and meaning. The foremost Nahuatl conquest account is Book Twelve of the Florentine Codex. In this monumental work, Fray Bernardino de Sahagun commissioned Nahuas to collect and record in their own language accounts of the conquest of Mexico; he then added a parallel Spanish account that is part summary, part elaboration of the Nahuatl. Now, for the first time, the Nahuatl and Spanish texts are together in one volume with "en face" English translations and reproductions of the copious illustrations from the Codex. Also included are five other Nahua conquest texts. Lockhart's introduction discusses each one individually, placing the narratives in context.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (17 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520078756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520078758
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 18 x 2.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,959,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James Lockhart is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His most recent book is "The Nahuas After the Conquest" (1992).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 14 Dec 2013
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Great book, giving a good primary source for Cortez's conquest from the native's point of view. Includes the Nahuatl, Spanish, an English translations, as well as an insightful introduction.
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