Nahuat Myth And Social Structure

Nahuat Myth And Social Structure

by James M Taggart


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First published in 1983, Nahuat Myth and Social Structure brings together an important collection of modern-day Aztec Indian folktales and vividly demonstrates how these tales have been shaped by the social structure of the communities in which they are told.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292781528
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Series: Texas Pan American Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

James M. Taggart is Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Nahuat Orthography
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I. The People
    • 2. The Nahuat
    • 3. Huitzilan de Serdán
    • 4. Santiago Yaonáhuac
  • Part II. A Common Cosmology
    • 5. Space and Time
    • 6. Nahuat and Hispanics
  • Part III. Differences in Parallel Stories
    • 7. Narrative Acculturation
    • 8. Men Who Enter the Forest
    • 9. Lightning-bolts Who Punish Sin
    • 10. Adam and Eve
    • 11. Men : Women : : Culture : Nature
    • 12. Conclusions
  • Appendix 1. Story Summaries
  • Appendix 2. Profiles of Nahuat Storytellers
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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