Alfredo Federico López Austin (born in Ciudad Juárez, México March 12, 1936) is a Mexican [1 ] historian of uncommon originality who wrote extensively on the Aztec worldview and on Mesoamerican religion. As an academic teacher, he has inspired generations of students, but his influence extends beyond the boundaries of academic life. His son is the renowned archaeologist, Leonardo López Luján.
López Austin first attended law school and worked as a lawyer in his hometown. His academic association with the
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México(UNAM, Mexico's autonomous national university), where he was a student, spans some fifty years, and as of 2007 he still holds a position as a researcher ( emeritus) at UNAM's Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas (IIA, or Institute of Anthropological Research). López Austin lectures in the History department of UNAM's Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (FFyL).
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Breve historia de la tradición religiosa mesoamericana [Brief history of Mesoamerican religious tradition] (1999)
With Leonardo López Luján: El Pasado Indígena [The Indigenous Past] (1996)
El conejo en la cara de la Luna [The rabbit in the face of the moon] (1995)
Tamoanchan y Tlalocan (1994)
Los mitos del tlacuache [The tlacuache miths] (1990)
Una vieja historia de la mierda [An old story of excrement] (1988)
Cuerpo humano e ideología [Human Body and Ideology in Ancient Mexicans] (1980)
Hombre-Dios [Man - God] (1973)
La Constitución Real de México-Tenochtitlán [The Royal constitution of Mexico Tenochtitlan] (1961)
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