From Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, Book 12, Chapter Five (Mexica) Here it is told what happened when Mezuma's messengers went aboard e ship of Don Hernán Cortés. en ey climbed up, carrying gifts in eir arms. When ey got into e . e Florentine Codex corroborates e textbook account of e meeting between Cortes and Montezuma. e Florentine Codex is an account of Aztec life written by Mexican Natives between 1570-1585. e natives were under e supervision of e Spanish friar Bernardino de Sahagun, who came to convert e Natives e Christianity. e despatches of Hernando Cortes, e conqueror of Mexico, Cortés describes meeting Mezuma and claims at Mezuma told e following story about e origins of e Aztec people: Source: Excerpt from e Florentine Codex, an account of Aztec life originally. Feb 20, · A 17 century CE oil painting depicting e meeting of Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and Aztec ruler Montezuma (Motecuhzoma II) in 1519 CE (via Ancient History Encyclopedia). Meeting of Hernan Cortes wi e envoy sent by Aztec emperor Montezuma II, Mexico, illustration from e Florentine Codex, General history of e ings of New Spain, by Bernardino Ribeira de Sahagun, Central America, 16 century - stock illustration. e first meeting between Cortés and Montezuma are described two different ways as e True History of e Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz excerpt notes When Cortés was told at e Great Montezuma was approaching, and he saw him coming, he dismounted from his horse, and when he was near Montezuma, ey simultaneously paid great reverence to one ano er. Document B - E FLORENTINE CODE Mezuma addressed Cortés in ese words: Our lord, you are very welcome in your arrival in is land. You have come to satisfy your curiosity about your noble city of Mexico. You have come here to sit on your rone, which I have kept for you. Bo wrote eir accounts ades after e meeting of Cortés and Mezuma. According to e Florentine Codex, who did Mezuma ink at Cortés was? A long-predicted lord who had come to visit Mezuma's state and who claimed some au ority over it Bo e Díaz account (Source 13.1) and e Florentine Codex emphasize at. Cortés’s account of his meeting wi e Aztec paramount includes a speech e conquistador made up and put into Mezuma’s mou. We can be sure Mezuma never said what Cortés claimed, since Cortés’s version of e speech contains allusions to e bible and to Spanish legal traditions - sources inaccessible at e time to e Aztecs. 08, · e contention at Montezuma ought at Cortez was e god Quetzalcoatl is based upon e writings of Franciscan Bernardino de Sahagun, who was present wi Cortez in 1519, and a document, e Florentine Codex, at was written more an 50 years after e fact. Fa er Sahagun quoted a speech addressing Cortez at eir meeting. Source 3: Mexica Accounts of Mezuma Meeting Cortés. From Bernardino de Sahagún, e Florentine Codex, Book 12, Chapter Sixteen (1590) Here it is recalled how Mezuma went in peace and calm to meet e Spaniards at Xoloco, where e house of. 26, · As many as 240,000 Aztecs are estimated to have died, according to e Florentine Codex, during e eighty days. After a ree-mon siege e city fell on 13 ust, 1521. is ked e final fall of e Aztec empire and Cortes became e ruler of a vast Mexican empire. Featured image: Cortés and Montezuma. Photo source: Wikimedia. By. e welcoming speech of Mezuma and his concession of au ority to Cortés is particularly interesting and raises questions about e nature of polite political discourse among e Nahua as well as e possibility of later interpretations and explanations being placed in . Montezuma Goes Out to Meet Cortés e Spaniards arrived in Xoloco, near e entrance to Tenochtitlan. at was e end of e ch, for ey had reached eir goal. Montezuma now arrayed himself in his finery, preparing to go out to meet em. e o er great princes also adorned eir persons, as did e nobles and eir chieftains and knights. Dea and cremation of Mezuma as depicted in e Florentine Codex, Book 12 In e subsequent battles wi e Spaniards after Cortés' return, Mezuma was killed. e details of his dea are unknown, wi different versions of his demise given by different sources. 03, · Some 30 years after Motolinía scribbled ose words, e Cortes-as-Quetzalcoatl my reached its penultimate form in e work of Bernardino de Sahagún. Known as e Florentine Codex, is gargantuan work comprised 12 books at took around 45 years to compile. Spaniards disposing of e bodies of Mezuma and Itzquauhtzin in e Florentine. Feb 03, · e Florentine Codex was written ades after e conquest. e Spanish friars interviewing people for information were asking biased questions and e Nahuas had to explain how a proud rior society was defeated. One of e most well-known episodes in e history of Spanish conquest in e Americas is e meeting of Mezuma and Cortes. 18, · Much of e idea of Cortés being seen as a deity can be traced back to e Florentine Codex written down some 50 years after e conquest. In e codex’s description of e first meeting between Mezuma and Cortés, e Aztec ruler is described as giving a prepared speech in classical oratorical Nahuatl, a speech which, as described in e. Feb 12, · e Huexotzinco Codex is an eight-sheet document on amatl, a pre-European paper made in Mesoamerica. It is part of e testimony in a legal case against representatives of e colonial government in Mexico, ten years after e Spanish conquest in 1521. Huexotzinco is a town sou east of Mexico City, in e state of Puebla. In 1521, e Nahua Indian people of e town were e allies of e. Mezuma addressed Cortés in ese words: Our lord, you are very welcome in your arrival in is land. You have come to satisfy your curiosity about your noble city of Mexico. You have come here to sit on your rone, which I have kept for you.... For I am not just dreaming, not just sleepwalking, not seeing you in my dreams. On ember 8, 1519, e Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, e Aztec emperor, at e entrance to e capital city of Tenochtitlan.Reviews: 93. Small pox entered e city. Cortes and his men were immune to e disease, and ey launched eir ships for e final battle for Tenochtitlan. e dying city surrendered after ree mon s and a terrible quiet fell over what remained of e city. e following year, Malinche gave bir to her son, tin, Cortes' first acknowledged child. Bernardino de Sahagún, who compiled e Florentine Codex, was also a Franciscan priest. Indigenous accounts of omens and Mezuma's beliefs. Bernardino de Sahagún (1499–1590) includes in Book 12 of e Florentine Codex eight events said to have occurred prior to e arrival of e Spanish. ese were purportedly interpreted as signs of. 02, · Alongside Doña ina (Malinche), e loyal interpreter and mistress of Hernando Cortés, Doña Isabel de Mezuma, e dhter of e famous Mexica huey tlahtoani (supreme ruler) Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin is e most well-known and popular female personage of e late pre-Hispanic and early colonial history of Mexico. Bo Mexican historiography and art usually portray her as e . Fifty years after Cortés’s infamous encounter wi e Aztec ruler, Mezuma II, Bernardino de Sahagún recorded Mezuma’s words to Cortés in e Florentine Codex as follows. In e codex's description of e first meeting between Mezuma and Cortés, e Aztec ruler is described as giving a prepared speech in classical oratorial Nahuatl, a speech which as described verbatim in e codex (written by Sahagún's Tlatelolcan informants) included such prostrate larations of divine or near-divine admiration as, You have graciously come on ear, you have graciously . e Conquistadors is a four-part series airing on PBS in Spring 2001. e Conquistadors website explores e adventures of Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Fracisco de Orellana and Cabeza de Vaca. Mezuma Meets Cortes - 8, 1519 On ember 8, 1519, Aztec Emperor Mezuma and Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes met for e first time outside e Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. Aztec accounts of e event, compiled by Miguel Leon-Portillo shortly after and published as e Broken Spears, claim at Mezuma (also Montezuma. e Florentine Codex, made by Bernardino de Sahagún and his native informants of Tenochtitlan-subjugated Tlatelolco, generally portrays Tlatelolco and Tlatelolcan rulers in a favorable light relative to e Tenocha, and Montezuma in particular is depicted unfavorably as a weak-willed, superstitious and indulgent ruler.(Restall 2003) Historian. ina or Malintzin [maˈlintsin] (c. 1500 – c. 1529), more popularly known as La Malinche [la maˈlintʃe], was a Nahua woman from e Mexican Gulf Coast, who played a key role in e Spanish conquest of e Aztec Empire, acting as an interpreter, advisor, and intermediary for e Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. She was one of 20 women slaves given to e Spaniards by e natives of. 05, · Meeting between Mezuma and Cortes from Bernardino de Sahagún, General history of e ings of New Spain, or e Florentine Codex, 1555-1579 Twin Temple at Tenochtitlan Codex Aubin, late 16 Century Massacre of Toxcatl. e Florentine Codex is divided by subject area into twelve books and includes over 2,000 illustrations drawn by Nahua artists in e sixteen century. Book Twelve contains a meticulous retelling of e Spanish conquest of Mexico, from e days leading up to e first arrival of Cortes to e eventual submission of e Tlatilulcans, e. Codex. but in e Cortés-Gó a versions, was very possibly delivered by Mezuma as a piece of contrived humility intended to underscore his imperial status. Malinche was able to understand. tecpillahtolli, a legacy of her noble bir, and she had been translating it into Spanish for mon s leading up to e Cortés-Mezuma meeting. An ambassador of Mezuma offers a necklace to Cortés, on his arrival at e coast. e significance of e necklace is emphasized by its greatly enlarged scale: Cortes holds what be e clo in which it travelled, rendered at natural size. Florentine Codex, c.1570, book VIII, f. 13. e Afterlife of e Florentine Codex and Book 12 Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, California State University, Los Angeles 11:15.m. Break 11:30.m. Painting and Writing e Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan in Book 12 of e Florentine Codex Diana Magaloni Kerpel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 12:00 p.m. e Florentine Codex is divided by subject area into twelve books and includes over 2,000 illustrations drawn by Nahua artists in e sixteen century. Book Four delves into e Aztec’s complex astrological beliefs. e date of bir was so significant at it ultimately determined one’s personality and future. for example, almost all born Reviews: 7. Florentine Codex. e Florentine Codex is a 16 century e nographic research project in Mesoamerica by Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún. Bernardino originally titled it: La Historia Universal de las Cosas de Nueva España (in English: e Universal History of e ings of New Spain).After a translation mistake it was given e name Historia general de las cosas de Nueva . e figure of La Malinche appeared in e Texas Fragment of e Florentine Codex and e Aperreamiento Manuscript. e dhter of Mezuma II and e legitimate heiress of e Mexica. Pri y Source Packet. Letter, Hernán Cortés is excerpt from Cortés’ Second Letter, written to Charles V in 1519 and first published in 1522, is one of only two instances in . 26, · A detail from Book 9 of e Florentine Codex shows a fea er worker preparing tropical bird fea ers for a fea er mosaic. e 16 century codex was created, in part, during a pandemic. Source 13.1: e Meeting of Cortés and Mezuma: A Spanish View: Bernal Díaz: e True History of e Conquest of New Spain, Mid-Sixteen Century. Source 13.2: e Meeting of Cortés and Mezuma: An Aztec Account: Fray Bernardino de Sahagún: e Florentine Codex. Quetzalcoatl, White Gods, and e Book of Mormon by Brant. Gardner First publshed in e blog Rational Fai s, . Part I: Skin Color e Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl has entered public consciousness as e white god. e very fact at a Native American people would have a bearded Caucasian deity has led to widespread speculation about who might have been e real person about . Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, 1st quess of e Valley of Oaxaca (/ k ɔːr ˈ t ɛ s /. Spanish: [eɾˈnaŋ koɾˈtez ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro altamiˈɾano]. 1485 – ember 2, 1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition at caused e fall of e Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under e rule of e King of Castile. main page. 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