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He was sent from Spain on a religious crusade to Mexico to “detect the sickness of idolatry,” but Bernardino de Sahagún (c. 1499-1590) instead became the first anthropologist of the New World. The Franciscan monk developed a deep appreciation for Aztec culture and the Nahuatl language. In this biography, Miguel León-Portilla presents the life story of a fascinating man who ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published June 15th 2002 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Ha sido profesor en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la UNAM desde 1957, director del Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, miembro de la Junta de Gobierno de la UNAM, y actualmente es Investigador Emérito del Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, con antigüedad desde 1957. Ha impartido numerosas conferencias y pertenece, como consejero, al Instituto de Civilizaciones Diferentes, de Brus ...more
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