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León Portilla, Miguel

Overview
Works: 590 works in 2,410 publications in 8 languages and 25,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Biography  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Host, Honoree, Contributor, Composer, Interviewee, Collaborator, win, Publishing director, Translator, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: F1230, 972.02
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Most widely held works by Miguel León Portilla
Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mind by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 1,601 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]
The Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua culture by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

111 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,244 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
Pre-Columbian literatures of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 1,202 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 )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
The broken spears : the Aztec account of the conquest of Mexico by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

60 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. León-Portilla's new Postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts"--Page 4 of cover
Major trends in Mexican philosophy by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and French and held by 769 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 730 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
South and Meso-American native spirituality : from the cult of the feathered serpent to the theology of liberation by Gary H Gossen( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 597 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
La filosofía náhuatl estudiada en sus fuentes by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

71 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in Spanish and French and held by 578 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
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 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endangered cultures by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A resource for social studies teachers which includes suggestions for planning, selecting resources, assessing students, and designing activities
El reverso de la Conquista; relaciones aztecas, mayas e incas by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

51 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trece poetas del mundo azteca by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

50 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturas indígenas de México by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true history of the conquest of Mexico by Bernal Díaz del Castillo( Book )

60 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous account of Cortes' Mexican campaign, in which the Spanish general subdued the Aztec civilization, in an abridged edition. Includes essays on Diaz and his famous work
Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento maya : ensayo de acercamiento by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatura del México antiguo : los textos en lengua nahuatl( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huehuehtlahtolli = Testimonios de la antigua palabra by Miguel León Portilla( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este libro se reúnen testimonios de la sabiduría de hombres y mujeres que vivieron hace siglos en el México indígena; tales testimonios se conocen como la antigua palabra huehuehtlahtolli. Con este vocablo se abarcaba un gran conjunto de discursos y enseñanzas que eran legado de la propia cultura : un saber ancestral ofrecido como modelo de conducta y transmitido -Iógicamente- por tradición oral, aunque con apoyo en los códices pictoglíficos
 
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Native Mesoamerican spirituality : ancient myths, discourses, stories, doctrines, hymns, poems from the Aztec, Yucatec, Quiche-Maya and other sacred traditions
Alternative Names
León, Miguel, 1926-

Leon-Portil'â, Migel'.

Leon Portilja, Migel

Leon-Portil'ja, Miguel' 1926-

León-Portilla, Miguel

León-Portilla, Miguel 1926-

Miguel León-Portilla antropologo e storico messicano

Miguel León Portilla antropoloog uit Mexico

Miguel León-Portilla Mexican academic

Portilja, Migel Leon

Portilla, León Miguel

Portilla, Miguel Léon

Portilla Miguel León 1926-....

Μιγκουέλ Λεόν-Πορτίγια

Леон-Портилья, Мигель

Портилья, Мигель Леон-

레온-포르티야, 미겔 1929-

ミゲル・レオン=ポルティーヤ

レオン・ポルティーヤ, ミゲル

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The Aztec image of self and society : an introduction to Nahua culturePre-Columbian literatures of MexicoTime 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 traditionsThe broken spears : the Aztec account of the conquest of MexicoFifteen poets of the Aztec worldSouth and Meso-American native spirituality : from the cult of the feathered serpent to the theology of liberationBernardino de Sahagun, first anthropologist