A Scattering of Jades: Stories, Poems, and Prayers of the Aztecs by T.J. Knab

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An anthology of the best of Aztec literature, compiled by a noted anthropologist and a skilled translator of Nahuatl. It is a storehouse of myths, narratives, poems, and proverbs--including a translation of the Mexicayotl, a work as important today for Mexico's concept of nationhood and ideology as it was at the time of the Conquest--that eloquently depict the everyday life of this ancient people and their unique worldview.

Touchstone, 1994.
ISBN: 9780671864132. 271 pp.
Softcover. Very good.