Manuscript/Mixed MaterialPhilip II letter, ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these...
- Contributor: Philip II - Eraso, Antonio De. - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1578
Manuscript/Mixed MaterialRelacion 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...
- Contributor: Mendoza, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 17??
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Manuscript/Mixed MaterialHistoria de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the...
- Contributor: Tovar, Juan De - Phillipps, Elizabeth - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1830
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Manuscript/Mixed MaterialHernán Cortés power of attorney, Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico.
- Contributor: Cortés, Hernán - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1526
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