La Filosofia Nahuatl: Estudiada en sus Fuentes

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Author: Leon-Portilla, Miguel (1926- ) from the library of Professor Anibal Buitrón

Year: 1956

Publisher: Instituto Indigenista Interamericano

Place: Mexico City


xv+344 pages diagrams, plates, index and bibliography. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") issued in cream wrappers with black lettering to spine and black and red cover with red pictorial on cover. Prologue by Angel Maria Garibay K. From the library of Professor from the library of Professor Anibal Buitrón. First edition.

Born in Mexico City on February 22, 1926. He had his basic education in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In1951 he received a Master of Arts Summa cum Laude at Loyola University in Los Angeles, California. He was awarded his doctor's degree in Philosophy (1956), Summa cum Laude from the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) under the guidance of doctor Angel María Garibay, with the thesis entitled La filosofía náhuatl estudiada en sus fuentes (Nahuatl Philosophy studied in its Sources). This book was reviewed and published in 1956, and then it has been translated into Russian, English, French and German. He is the author, among other books of: La visión de los vencidos (The Vision of the Vanquished, translated as Broken Spears, Aztec Account of the Conquest and also in fifteen other languages), Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World, and Literaturas Indígenas de México (Indigenous Literatures of Mexico).

Anibal Buitrón Born 22 January 1914 in Otavalo, Ecuador. Earned master’s degree in anthropology at University of Chicago in 1950. Had a Gugenheim Fellowship in 1949. Co-author (with the anthropologist John Coller) of the well-known book The Awakening Valley (1949). During his career he worked with the Pan American Union (of the Organization of American States) and with UNESCO. In these positions he played important roles in the development of indigenista-oriented anthropology in Latin America. Retired to Watsonville, California. Died sometime before 2006.


Buitrón's initials on front wrapper. Lightly soiled, spine darkened, edge wear with some chips to edges and spine ends else about a very good copy.


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