Extracto de las Relaciones de los Viajeros y Misioneros, que han Explorado el Territorio Situado al Norte de Mexico del 26° al 29°, etc.

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Author: Ramirez, Jose Fernando (1804-1871) from the library of professor George M Foster

Year: 1949

Publisher: Biblioteca Aportacion Historica

Place: Mexico City

Description:

47 pages. Octavo (8" x 6 1/4") issued in wrappers. The rest of the title Noticias del Suelo, Clima, Producciones, Costumbres, Ritos, Creencias, Lenguas, de las Tribus Indigenas que lo Ocupan y las Ruinas y Rastros de sus Antiguos Pobladores, q' se Encuentran Diseminados en Aquellos Desiertos. Edited by Luis Vargas Rea. From the library of professor George M Foster. Biblioteca Aportacion Historica, second series. First edition limited to 100 copies of which this is number 51.

Jose Fernando Ramirez was a distinguished Mexican historian in the 19th century. Ramirez was born in Parral, Chihuahua but grew up in Durango, where he became a prominent liberal politician. After graduating with a degree in law from San Luis Gonzaga he was elected several times to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. He chaired the Ministry of Foreign affairs under three different administrations and became a minister in the Supreme Court of Justice. Ramirez specialized in Pre-Columbian and 16th century Mexican history and excelled as a biographer. He headed the Imperial Academy of Sciences and Literature during the Second Mexican Empire, directed the National Museum (1852) and built an impressive collection of historical documents. Among his works are Fray Toribio de Motolina and several Amerindian codex translations such as The Quinantzin and The Aubin. The original of these Exploraciones are located the the Manuscript section of the Instituto Naciona de Arqueologia Antropologia e Historia Museum Library in volume 226, which are part of the collection of Jose F Ramirez.

George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.

Condition:

Foster's stamp to front wrapper. Corners bumped, edges tears with chips, 2" tear near front heal hinge, pages age toned else about a very good copy.

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