Manuscript/Mixed Material Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan,

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Title
Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan,
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Mendoza, Antonio de, 1492?-1552.
Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Subject Headings
-  Cannibalism--Mexico
-  Indians of Mexico--Early works to 1800
Genre
Watercolors
Notes
-  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
Medium
ca. 560 p. ; 12 5/16 in. x8 3/4 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Kislak MS 1019
Repository
Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Jay I. Kislak Collection (Acc. 1986.026.00.0001)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/Kislak.74659.1
Library of Congress Control Number
2007574659
Access Advisory
Collection open for research.
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Description
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.
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Chicago citation style:

Mendoza, Antonio De, 1492?-1552, 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/.

APA citation style:

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/.

MLA citation style:

Mendoza, Antonio De, 1492?-1552, 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/>.