By Louise M. Burkhart, Barry D. Sell, Miguel León-Portilla
Dying and lifestyles in Colonial Nahua Mexico provides seven dramas from the 1st really American theater. Composed in Nahuatl through the 16th and 17th centuries, every one of these performs live on simply in later copies. 5 are morality performs. providing Christian perspectives of ethical reform, dying, judgment, and punishment for sin, they demonstrate how those issues have been tailored into Nahua tradition. the opposite performs dramatize biblical narratives: the tales of Abraham and Isaac and of the 3 clever men.In this quantity, Barry D. promote and Louise M. Burkhart supply devoted transcriptions of the Nahuatl in addition to new English translations of those notable dramas. Accompanying the performs are 4 interpretive essays and a foreword that expand our figuring out of those infrequent works.This quantity is the 1st in a four-volume set entitled Nahuatl Theater, edited by way of Barry D. promote and Louise M. Burkhart
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Nonetheless the present transcriptions are enough of an advance over former renderings and are sufficiently suggestive of the originals that they supersede all previous versions. If nothing else, this latest round of transcriptions may encourage more direct personal examination of the texts. The editors would welcome that increased interest and scrutiny. A direct comparison of transcriptions will help to demonstrate the contrast between the present renditions and earlier ones. Some of the spacing between lines has been adjusted to allow for easier reading of both selections.
If nothing else, this latest round of transcriptions may encourage more direct personal examination of the texts. The editors would welcome that increased interest and scrutiny. A direct comparison of transcriptions will help to demonstrate the contrast between the present renditions and earlier ones. Some of the spacing between lines has been adjusted to allow for easier reading of both selections. Horcasitas's version of "Juicio Final" begins : JESUS Nexcuitilmachiotl motenehua Jucio Final I Tlapitzaloz.
29 Sociopoliticalterms also provide some clues to dating. Lockhart has correctly stated that, with regard to "political organization and kinship" as well as to "social rank," circa 1650 "proves to be a watershed in the evolution of vocabulary and concepts" (1992, 117). For example, such traditional terms for town council officeholders as teteuctin, "lords," and pipiltin, "nobles," are nonexistent or rare in eighteenth-century documents (1992, 49). He has not seen tlatoani, "dynastic ruler," used in that sense after 1661 (1992, 132).
Nahuatl Theater Volume I: Death and Life in Colonial Nahua Mexico by Louise M. Burkhart, Barry D. Sell, Miguel León-Portilla