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López Austin, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 134 works in 602 publications in 4 languages and 8,927 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Collector, Creator, Compiler, 956, Other, Publishing director, Opponent
Classifications: F1219, 972.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfredo López Austin
Mexico's indigenous past by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 544 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
Tamoanchan, Tlalocan : places of mist by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human body and ideology : concepts of the ancient Nahuas by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 259 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, Lopez Austin 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. This book presents a unique description of the Mesoamerican world view for students of comparative religion, history of religion, folklore, ethnology, and anthropology
The rabbit on the face of the moon : mythology in the mesoamerican tradition by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon is a collection of articles on mythology in the Mesoamerican tradition by Alfredo Lopez Austin, one of the foremost scholars of ancient Mesoamerican thought. Their span is diverse : myths and names, eclipses, stars, left and right, Mexica origins, Aztec incantations, animals, and the incorporation of Christian elements into the living mythologies of Mexico
Textos de medicina náhuatl by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuerpo humano e ideología : las concepciones de los antiguos nahuas by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hombre-dios; religión y política en el mundo náhuatl by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juegos rituales aztecas by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in Spanish and Nahuatl and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augurios y abusiones by Bernardino( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El pasado indígena by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Divides indigenous peoples into three major units: 1) 'Aridamérica' (including central and southern California, the Sonora coast, the Great Basin of Nevada, Utah, and northwestern Arizona, the Apache area, a small part of southern Texas, and a large portion of northern Mexico), 2) 'Oasisamérica' (covering parts of northern Mexico, southeastern California, all of Arizona, almost all of Utah, more than half of New Mexico, and the southwestern corner of Colorado); and 3) 'Mesoamérica' (defined, in part, as taking in the peoples of 16 linguistic families: Hokano-coahuilteca, Chinanteca, Otopame, Oaxaqueña, Mangueña, Huave, Tlapaneca, Totonaca, Mixe, Maya, Yutoazteca, Tarasca, Cuitlateca, Lenca, Xinca, and Misumalpa). Proceeds with an overview of the Mesoamerican preclassic, classic, epiclassic, and postclassic periods"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The Myth of Quetzalcoatl : Religion, Rulership, and History in the Nahua World by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Myth of Quetzalcoatl is a translation of Alfredo López Austin's 1973 book Hombre-Dios: Religión y politica en el mundo náhuatl. Despite its pervasive and lasting influence on the study of Mesoamerican history, religion in general, and the Quetzalcoatl myth in particular, this is the first English translation of the work"--
Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España by Bernardino( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friar Bernardino Sahagûn was in 1529 one of the first Catholic missionaries to the Aztecs. During his sojourn in Mexico he came to speak Nahuatl (the native language) fluently and to understand the Aztec culture, customs, religion and infrastructure intimately. He compiled the largest and most richly detailed record of the Aztecs and their history before the civilisation was wiped out by the Spanish conquest, and Sahagûn is sometimes considered 'the father of ethnology', as his study was the first to derive from the subjects' own point of view, through using native informants in his research. The work, written in 1540, was originally an illustrated manuscript of twelve books in a combination of Nahuatl and Spanish; this version, in Spanish only, was first published in 1829. Volume 2 examines the government and monarchy, the gold and precious stone industry, sacrificial divination, and Aztec theology and moral philosophy
Los mitos del tlacuache : caminos de la mitología mesoamericana by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dioses del norte, dioses del sur : religiones y cosmovisión en Mesoamérica y los Andes by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El pueblo mexicano que camina : a long journey to Guadalupe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The veneration for Tonantzin-Guadalupe has been an essential Mexican theme underlying Mexican cultural and political values since the 16th century. Guided by the testimonies of Indigenous people, Mexicans of mixed heritage and Chicanos about this complex subject matter, the film helps us to understand why
Mito y realidad de zuyuá : serpiente emplumada y las transformaciones mesoamericanas del clásico al posclásico by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte de la lengua mexicana by Rafael Sandoval( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in Spanish and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un recorrido por la historia de México by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El conejo en la cara de la luna : ensayos sobre mitología de la tradición mesoamericana by Alfredo López Austin( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mexico's indigenous past
Alternative Names
Alfredo López Austin historicus uit Mexico

Alfredo López Austin historien mésoaméricaniste mexicain

Alfredo López Austin Mexican Mesoamericanist

Austin, Alfredo López.

Austin Alfredo López 1936-....

López, Alfredo 1936-

López Austin, Alfredo

López-Austin, Alfredo 1936-

López Austin, Alfredo Federico 1936-

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Languages
Spanish (241)

English (51)

French (6)

Nahuatl (2)

Covers
Tamoanchan, Tlalocan : places of mistThe rabbit on the face of the moon : mythology in the mesoamerican traditionEl pasado indígenaMito y realidad de zuyuá : serpiente emplumada y las transformaciones mesoamericanas del clásico al posclásico