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Sahagún and the transition to modernity

Author: Walden Browne
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
Series: Oklahoma project for discourse and theory, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English
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"Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, best known as the most important source for information on precolonial and colonial Nahuas (Aztecs), is generally recognized as an anthropologist, a humanist, and a practitioner of modern scientific methods. In Sahagun and the Transition to Modernity, Walden Browne paints a strikingly different picture of the sixteenth-century Franciscan Fray Sahagun - as a product of his times rather  Read more...
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Browne, Walden, 1964-
Sahagún and the transition to modernity.
Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 2000
(DLC) 99047301
(OCoLC)42420950
Named Person: Bernardino, de Sahagún; Bernardino, de Sahagún
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walden Browne
ISBN: 0585275106 9780585275109
OCLC Number: 45729430
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).
Contents: Critical, symbolic, and historical construction of Fray Bernardino de Sahagun. Sahagun's entrance into history: an episodic examination of how Sahagun became an object of scholarly desire. Paternity suits and cases of mistaken identity: current interpretations of Sahagun's mind-set and symbolic importance --
Sahagun and his worlds. When worlds collide: crisis and structure in Sahagun's Historia universal. Problems of mimesis and exemplarity in Sahagun's work. Sahagun, the devil, and the disintegration of a medieval conceptualization of knowledge.
Series Title: Oklahoma project for discourse and theory, v. 20.
Responsibility: Walden Browne.

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"Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, best known as the most important source for information on precolonial and colonial Nahuas (Aztecs), is generally recognized as an anthropologist, a humanist, and a practitioner of modern scientific methods. In Sahagun and the Transition to Modernity, Walden Browne paints a strikingly different picture of the sixteenth-century Franciscan Fray Sahagun - as a product of his times rather than as a precursor of the modern era. Browne argues that Sahagun's work actually signals the disintegration of medieval ways of knowing in the crisis-ridden missionary environment of New Spain more than four hundred years ago."--Jacket.

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