Mesoamerican voices : native - language writings from Colonial Mexico, Oaxaca, Yucatan, and Guatemala
Mesoamerican Voices presents a collection of indigenous-language writings from
the colonial period, translated into English. The texts were written from the
sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries by Nahuas from central Mexico, Mixtecs
from Oaxaca, Mayas from Yucatan, and other groups from Mexico and Guatemala.
The volume gives college teachers and students access to important new sources for
the history of Latin America and Native Americans. It is the first collection to
present the translated writings of so many native groups and to address such a wide
variety of topics, including conquest, government, land, household, society, gender,
religion, writing, law, crime, and morality.