Hernando (de) Alvarado Tezozómoc was a colonial Nahua noble. A son of Diego de Alvarado Today he is known for the Crónica Mexicayotl, a Nahuatl- language history . Los privilegios perdidos: Hernando Alvarado Tezozómoc, su tiempo, su nobleza, y su Crónica mexicana (in Spanish). Mexico City: UNAM. Century Codex of the Cronica. Mexicana of Hernando Alvarado. Tezozomoc. D. W. MCPHEETERS. A T THE BEGINNING of the writer had occasion to. Although no sources exist that document Tezozomoc’s formal education, his scholarly knowledge is patent in his Cronica Mexicana (c. ), written in Spanish.
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This historian from Mexico-Tenochtitlan, commonly known as Tezozomoc, wrote two narratives on pre-conquest Mexico. His works, published during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, are important sources on the history of Tenochtitlan, the most important center of the so-called Aztec Empire.
Tezozomoc was a grandson of Motecuzoma Xocoyotl, alvarwdo ruler of Tenochtitlan c. Although no sources exist that document Tezozomoc’s formal education, his scholarly knowledge is patent in his Cronica Mexicana c.
Cronica Mexicana/ Mexican chronicles
Composed of chapters—two are lost—this narrative, in the format of a European chronicle, focuses on the rise and fall of Tenochtitlan. It creates a hybrid genre in which alphabetic writing is used to transcribe oral and pictographic ancient accounts.
An ambivalent discourse of admiration and abjection emerges, as a result of narrating native croniva that at times conflict with Christian principles. A second narrative attributed to Tezozomoc is the so-called Cronica Mexicayotlwritten in Nahuatl, in a crojica format known as annals.
This format, distinct from the European format of same name, was used mainly by native historians and focused on chronological events of quotidian as well as of remarkable character.
The Cronica Mexicayotl contains an imperial history of the Mexica Empire and a genealogical history of its rulers.
In the introduction Tezozomoc expresses his role as keeper and transmitter of the ancient Mexica word, a privilege the Mexica wise men granted him because of his lineage. These texts are important sources for critical investigations in different areas of research, from linguistics to the social sciences, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies.
Written after the conquest under an alien political and ideological hegemony, these narratives provide insight into the processes of meaning-making and representation. The Nahuas after the Conquest. Stanford University Press, Edited by Manuel Orozco y Berra. Edited by Mario Mariscal. Translated by Susan Schroeder and J. University of Oklahoma Press, Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.
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