EL QUINTO SOL

por TOWNSEND, CAMILLA

GRANO DE SAL

EL QUINTO SOL

ISBN: 978-607-99099-2-5
Fecha de la edición: 2021
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Nº Pág.: 368

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Resumen del libro

El quinto sol es el que iluminó a los aztecas, el que los acompañó en su peregrinar desde la mítica Aztlán hasta el islote que se convertiría en Tenochtitlan, el que inspiró su mitología y por ello muchos de sus relatos fundacionales, el que atestiguó cómo un astuto enemigo logró someterlos. Los mexicas se consideraban a sí mismos humildes y valientes, afectos a los placeres de la vida -incluidos el baile y la poesía- y a contar historias, respetuosos de las tradiciones y hábiles negociantes. Aquí, Camilla Townsend presenta de modo novedoso la trayectoria del pueblo que llegó a regir en el centro de Mesoamérica, con mano dura, un uso inteligente de los linajes familiares y el establecimiento de un severo sistema de producción, hasta constituir eso que a falta de mejor término hemos llamado imperio. Con base principalmente en xiuhpohualli -los anales en que se consignaron los hechos más sobresalientes de un periodo- y otros documentos escritos en náhuatl, esta historia diferente de los aztecas derriba algunos mitos sobre su apetito sanguinario o su credulidad, y permite apreciar cómo perduró, incluso después de la conquista, una forma originalísima de entender el mundo y enfrentar la vida. Con una narración ágil y notables ejemplos que retratan el auge y la caída de los mexicas, esta obra le mostrará al lector que, de alguna manera, aún hoy estamos cobijados por el quinto sol.



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