Relaciones del Siglo XVIII: Iztlahuacan y sus Pueblos
Publisher: Biblioteca Aportación Histórica
Place: Mexico City
130 pages. Octavo (8" x 7 3/4") issued in wrappers. Edited by Luis Vargas Rea. From the library of professor George M Foster. Biblioteca Aportación Histórica, Ultimo Ejemplar de Esta Coleccion. First edition limited to 100 copies of which this is number 61.
Ixtlahuacán is a word of Nahuatl origin; the name means "flat place". It was founded by Toltecs approximately A.D. 610; it is hard to be certain of the exact date of founding, because none of the groups who inhabited the region — Tecuexes, Tepehuanes, Coanes, Cazcanos, and Zacatecos — had a written language in this period. This Relacion is document 99 of the papers of Tronsco and the manuscript is located in Mexican Museum Library.
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.
Foster's stamp to front wrapper. Edge wear with chips and tears, wrappers and pages age toned else about very good.
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