Parution : Anónimo Mexicano [BnF, Mexicain 254]

Anónimo Mexicano
Anónimo Mexicano


Richley Crapo. Like many Anthropologists, Dr. Crapo began his university studies in another field. He originally planned to major in mathematics, but became enamored with Anthropology after taking a course about Native North Americans. As a graduate student, Dr. Crapo chose to specialize in Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology – focusing his efforts in the Great Basin and Mesoamerica. While a USU faculty member, Dr. Crapo taught a variety of courses centered on religion, aesthetics, personality, and gender.

Bonnie Glass-Coffin, PhD, is a visionary and a bridge builder who believes that educating the whole person (head and heart) should be at the core of a liberal arts education. She has been inspired to build these bridges because of the transformative experiences that she has had while studying with Peruvian shamans for more than 30 years. She has spoken about this vision with university presidents, provosts, and deans as well as students and her anthropology colleagues at places like the President’s Inaugural Lecture (Utah State University), the American Anthropological Association and the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges & Universities. She has written about this vision and her experiences of deep personal transformation in academic venues including Anthropology and Humanism, Anthropology of Consciousness, the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies and in popular venues including Shaman’s Drum and Sacred Fire Magazine. She has developed and piloted course curricula that celebrate this “whole person” approach to learning while providing tools for inner-exploration and development and she has been awarded both the CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year for the State of Utah (2004), the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award (2010), and the Dean’s Giraffe Award for “sticking your neck out” (2012). She has written two books about her work with Peruvian shamanism, The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru and Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life (with don Oscar Miro-Quesada).

Résumé de l’éditeur

Transcribed from the original Nahuatl manuscript (written circa 1600) and translated into English for the first time, this epic chronicle tells the preconquest history of the Tlaxcalteca, who migrated into central Mexico from the northern frontier of the Toltec empire at its fall. By the time of Cortés’s arrival in the sixteenth century, the Tlaxcalteca were the main rivals to the Mexica, or Aztecs, as they are commonly known. One of the few peoples of central Mexico not ruled from the Mexica capital city of Tenochtitlan, the Tlaxcalteca resided in the next valley to the east and became Cortés’s powerful allies. They were also speakers of the Nahuatl language who followed a sophisticated agriculturally based urban way of life and documented their history in traditional —painted books —created by specially trained scribes. Thus, their chronicle, Anónimo Mexicano, offers a rare alternative perspective on the history of central Mexico, which has been dominated in the popular imagination by the stories of the Mexica. The original Anónimo Mexicano is housed in the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris1. Its first complete publication here includes a full English translation, the original classical Nahuatl, a modern Nahuatl version, and comprehensive annotation. This definitive edition thus will be valuable for linguists, ethnohistorians, folklorists, Mesoamerican scholars, and others. Moreover, anyone interested in the epic origin tales of peoples and nations will find interest in Anónimo Mexicano’s grand narrative of dynastic wars, conquests, and migrations, cast in mythological terms.

Informations pratiques

  • Éditeur(s) : Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press
  • Date de parution : 2005
  • Description matérielle : 1 vol. (120 p.) : couv. ill. en coul., ill., cartes : 29 cm
  • Contient la traduction complète en anglais, les textes originaux en Nahuatl classique, une version en Nahuatl moderne. – Bibliogr. p. 102. Index
  • ISBN 978-0-87421-623-0 (br.) : 22,69 $


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Olivier Jacquot (2018, 26 mars). Parution : Anónimo Mexicano [BnF, Mexicain 254]. Amoxcalli. Consulté le 19 avril 2024, à l’adresse

  1. Il s’agit du manuscrit coté : Mexicain 254. []

Olivier Jacquot

Chargé de collections : manuscrits des fonds américains, Service des manuscrits ORientaux (SOR), département des Manuscrits (MSS), Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

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