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    DescriptionWho were the poets of Mexico in the days of Aztec splendor? What were the poems of a culture so different from our own? In this first English-language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, an expansion of his classic Trece poetas del mundo azteca, Miguel Leon-Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by Grace Lobanov. Biographies of fifteen composers of Nahuatl verse and analyses of their work are followed by their extant poems in Nahuatl and in English. The poets - fourteen men and one woman - lived in the central highlands of Mexico and spoke Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, Texcocans, Tlaxcalans, and several other chiefdoms. These authors of "flower and song" (a Nahuatl metaphor for poetry, art, and symbolism) lived during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Sources for the poems included indigenous "codices," books of songs" now unfortunately lost, and renditions of them preserved by the Nahuatl oral tradition, which survived the Spanish Conquest and were recorded by several young natives in two manuscripts.


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    Title
    Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Miguel Leon-Portilla
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806132914
    ISBN 10: 0806132914
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 640
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 811
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    DC22: 897.45
    DC21: 897.4521008
    B&T Approval Code: A24701500
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    31 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma