Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl is one of the most controversial and provocative Mexican chroniclers from the colonial period. A descendant of both the famou. by Ixtlilxochitl, Fernando de Alva, ; Chavero, Alfredo, , ed Publisher México, Oficina tip. de la Secretaria de fomento. Conceptions of Time and History in New Spain: Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s. Historia de la nación chichimeca (~). Author: Richard Herzog. Stable URL.

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Thus, the Spanish conquest becomes the last step in this nation’s development towards Christianity and civilization.

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This work gives a picture of the history and customs of the people who lived in the precolonial Mexico.

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Fernando de Alva Cortés Ixtlilxóchitl

The property, however, does not appear to have been large, as he complained in of the deplorable state of misery to which the posterity of the kings of Texcoco were reduced. Request reprint licenses, information on subsidiary rights and translations, accessibility files, review copies, and desk and exam copies.


Alva CortesFernando: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. The Allure of Nezahualcoyotl: On the death of his eldest brother inhe was declared by a royal decree heir to the titles and possessions of his family.

Modern Language Association http: Morada de la palabra. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. He had also a profound knowledge of the traditions of his ancestors which were preserved in the national songs, and “was intimate with several old Native Americans famous for their knowledge of Mexican history.

An alleged parallel evolution towards monotheism occurs, embodied in the famous Texcocan king Nezahualcoyotl, a double of the biblical King David. Fernando de Alba Ixtlilxochitl. Aculhuas are depicted as a nation experiencing a steady cultural development before contact with Ixtlilxodhitl. Alva Ixtlilxochitl, Fernando de. There were copies also in other libraries. This page was ixtlilxochhitl edited on 25 Augustat The University of Arizona Press is proud to share our books with booksellers, media, librarians, scholars, and instructors.

Requests The University of Arizona Press is proud to share our books with booksellers, media, librarians, scholars, and instructors. Alva Ixtlilxochitl and the Guadalupe Legend: Most of his works were written to relieve his wants. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1: AuthorComposerAttributed name. He was a distinguished student at the Imperial Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolcowhere he was educated in both Nahuatl and Spanish.

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This identification implies that Texcocans are equivalent to the Jewish people of the Old Testament. Nahua Intellectuals in Postconquest Mexico.


Without cookies your experience may not be dw. His works contain very important data for the history of Mexico, but except for Historia chichimecathey are written without order or method, the chronology is very faulty, and there is much repetition.

Alva Ixtlilxochitl, Fernando (c. 1578–1650)

Prominent examples of the “Amerindian chronicle,” Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s numerous accounts narrate the history of his hometown from ancient times to the early sixteenth century, and portray the Aculhua Chichimecs from Texcoco as a great pre-Christian nation, whose evolution towards monotheism turned the Spanish invasion into a joyful encounter with the revealed Christian god.

Credible, Accurate, and Approved: The Historia chichimeca is considered Alva’s best work. The former says that they were written in Spanish by command of the viceroy, and were deposited in the library of the Jesuits in Mexico. Title Page, Copyright pp. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy is a collection of essays providing deeper perspective on the life, work, and legacy of Alva Ixtlilxochitl.

Later toaccording to ChaveroAlva wrote the Spanish work Historia chichimecawhich refers to the same events, but with more organization.