By H. B. Nicholson
This is often the main complete survey and dialogue of the first documentary resources and the correct archaeological facts in regards to the such a lot enigmatic determine of old Mesoamerica. most likely no indigenous New international personage has aroused extra curiosity or extra controversy than this Lord of Tollan, capital of the Toltec Empire, who was once merged with the well-known Feathered Serpent god, Quetzalcoatl. Professor Nicholson types via this wealth of fabric, classifying, summarising, and analysing all identified basic bills of the occupation of Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl, within the Spanish, Nahuatl, and Mayan languages, which Spanish missionaries and Spanish-educated natives recorded after the Conquest. In a brand new advent, he updates the unique resource fabric almost immediately to be had to students focused on this determine. After cautious attention of the proof, he concludes that, inspite of the most obvious fable surrounding this well known Toltec priest-ruler, no less than a few of Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl's recorded existence and deeds are drawn from ancient truth. Nicholson additionally contends that the culture of his anticipated go back most likely performed a task within the peaceful reception of Cortes via Moctezuma II in Mexico's Tenochtitlan within the fall of 1519. comprises new illustrations and an index.