Codex Chimalpahin: Society and politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlateloloco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and other Nahua Altepetl in Central Mexico : the Nahuatl and Spanish annals and accounts

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The Codex Chimalpahin, which consists of more than one thousand pages of Nahuatl and Spanish texts, is a life history of the only Nahua about whom we have much knowledge. It also affords a firsthand indigenous perspective on the Nahua past, present, and future in a changing colonial milieu. Moreover, Chimalpahin's sources, a rich variety of ancient and contemporary records, give voice to a culture long thought to be silent and vanquished.

Volume Two of the Codex Chimalpahin represents heretofore-unknown manuscripts by Chimalpahin. Predominantly annals and dynastic records, it furnishes detailed histories of the formation and development of Nahua societies and polities in central Mexico over an extensive period. Included are the Exercicio quotidiano of Sahagun, for which Chimalpahin was the copyist, some unsigned Nahuatl materials, and a letter by Juan de San Antonio of Texcoco as well as a store of information about Nahua women, religion, ritual, concepts of conquest, and relations with Europeans.

 

Contents

Introduction Susan Schroeder
3
Chimalpahin from La decendencia y generacion de los reyes y señores
12
Record of the Arrival of the Mexica Azteca When They Came
19
Rulers of Tenochtitlan Tlacopan and Texcoco
33
Conquest of Tlatelolco
43
Escape of Moteucçoma Ilhuicamina and His Companions from
51
Rulers of Tenochtitlan and Their Conquests
57
The Descent and Lineage of the Kings and Lords and Natives
63
Various High Tenochca and Tlatelolca Lineages
97
Lineage of the Valderrama de Moteucçomas and the Sotelo
105
Connections between Ruling Houses of Azcapotzalco Coatl Ichan
111
The Ancient Mexica Month Count
119
Calendars Native and Christian Signs of the Zodiac
127
by fray Bernardino de Sahagún
183
Juan de San Antonios Letter
207
Copyright

Various TenochcaCulhuaque Lineages
81

Common terms and phrases

References to this book