TETZÁHUITL: LOS PRESAGIOS DE LA CONQUISTA DE MÉXICO.

Ciudad de México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2019. First edition. Paperback. 236p., color plates, photos, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #191182
ISBN: 9786075393636

Among the documents written on the events prior to the meeting between Moctezuma and Hernán Cortés, we find references in both Nahuatl and Spanish to events that announced the arrival of the Spanish and the fall of Tenochtitlan: comets, floods, fortuitous fires, mysterious voices, apparitions of warped beings, which along with other extraordinary events were described by Nahuatl speakers as Tetzáhuitl . These announcements or events are linked to the practice of divination, something common in Mesoamerica, but also in Europe with the practice of astrology at the same time. This exhibition will refer to two thought forms during the 16th century around the events that, prior to the arrival of Cortés in Mexico Tenochtitlán, through 28 pieces will illustrate the Tetzáhuitl or Omens described by the friars Sahagún and Durán, as well as the European counterpart referred to. in little-known sources and staged thanks to the research of Guilhem Olivier and the curatorship of Patricia Ledesma Bouchan.

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