Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy by Galen Brokaw,Jongsoo Lee

By Galen Brokaw,Jongsoo Lee

Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl is without doubt one of the so much debatable and provocative Mexican chroniclers from the colonial interval. A descendant of either the well-known Prehispanic poet-king Nezahualcoyotl and Hernán Cortés’s best friend Cortés Ixtlilxochitl, he penned chronicles that rewrote Prehispanic and colonial heritage. usually often called a Europeanized historian of Tetzcoco, he wrote prolifically, generating records overlaying numerous points of pre- and postconquest heritage, faith, and literature.

His seventeenth-century writings have had an enduring impact at the realizing of Mexican tradition and heritage from the colonial interval to the current. yet simply because Alva Ixtlilxochitl usually used Tetzcocan oral traditions and pictorial codices of his ancestors’ heroic achievements, students have lengthy acknowledged that his writings show a Tetzcocan bias that distorts representations and understandings of Prehispanic Mexican background and culture.

Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy is a suite of essays delivering deeper standpoint at the lifestyles, paintings, and legacy of Alva Ixtlilxochitl. The members revise and expand prior understandings of Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s racial and cultural id, together with his approach to transcribing pictorial texts, his remedy of gender, and his impact on Mexican nationalism. bankruptcy authors coming from the fields of anthropology, heritage, linguistics, and literature provide beneficial new views at the complexities of Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s existence and his contributions to the background and scholarship of Mexico.

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