Manuscript/Mixed Material Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan,
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- Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan,
- In his prologue, the author says his intent in writing the book was "to conduct an investigation among these new Christians to determine what had been the nature of their beliefs, customs and government...." The text contains numerous watercolors depicting village life, religious ceremonies, and warfare among the Indians, and portrays several scenes of Indians practicing cannibalism. Although some ritual cannibalism did exist in Mexico during the pre-Columbian period, it was much exaggerated by early chroniclers who relied on oral accounts told by Indians who had lived during the period before the Spanish settled Mexico.
- Mendoza, Antonio de, approximately 1492-1552.
- Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- - Cannibalism--Mexico
- - Indians of Mexico--Early works to 1800
- - Probably 18th century scribal copy of an earlier, perhaps 16th century, work.
- - Contains watercolor plate frontispiece and pen and wash illustrations.
- - Binding: Navy morocco, gilt stamping & spines, Kingsborough gilt coat of arms, gilt edges.
- - First viceroy of New Spain (1535-1550) and the third viceroy of Peru (1551-1552).
- - In Spanish.
- - Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation.
- - NUCMC/kislak
- - NUCMC/vm01
- - Kislak accession no.: 1986.026.00.0001
- - Input to Voyager after 5/16/2007, date of first run of Kislak ms. records for AD
- ca. 560 p. ; 12 5/16 in. x8 3/4 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- Kislak MS 1019
- Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Jay I. Kislak Collection (Acc. 1986.026.00.0001)
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- Collection open for research.
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Mendoza, Antonio De, Approximately, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574659/.
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Mendoza, A. D. & Jay I. Kislak Collection. Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574659/.
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Mendoza, Antonio De, Approximately, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007574659/>.