Biblioteca Náuatl. Vol. I. - El Teatro (Cuaderno 4o): Destrucción de Jerusalén. Auto en Lengua Mexicana Escrito con Letra de Fines del Siglo XVII.
Anonymous; Francisco del Paso y Troncoso (Translator).
Quarto. , 132-177, pp. Original printed wraps with printer's device on front cover. Scarce work written by an anonymous Franciscan and performed in the 17th century Mexico for a native Indian audience. This play was intended to be as clean and descent as possible so that the Indian wards of Church and State would not be led astray. Some age-wear on wraps with spine and edges of covers age-toned. Previous owner's stamp on title-page. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Text in Spanish and Nahuatl. Wraps and interior in overall good+ condition
About the Nahuas: The Nahuas are a group of indigenous peoples of Mexico. Their language of Uto-Aztecan affiliation is called Nahuatl and consists of many more dialects and variants, a number of which are mutually unintelligible. The Nahua peoples are supposed to have originated in what is now the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. They split off from the other Uto-Aztecan peoples and migrated into central Mexico at some point around 500 CE. They settled in and around the Basin of Mexico and spread to become the dominant people in central Mexico. Some important Mesoamerican civilizations were of Nahua ethnicity, for example, the Toltec and Aztec cultures, as well as the Tepaneca, Acolhua, Tlaxcaltec, Xochimilca, and many more.
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