History of Tlaxcala

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Facsimile (c. 1890) of Lienzo de Tlaxcala. Hernán Cortés and La Malinche meet Moctezuma II in Tenochtitlan, November 8, 1519.

History of Tlaxcala is an illustrated codex written by and under the supervision of Diego Muñoz Camargo in the years leading up to 1585. Also known as Lienzo Tlaxcala ("Linen of Tlaxcala") and by its Spanish title, Historia de Tlaxcala, this manuscript highlights the religious, cultural, and military history of the Tlaxcaltec people, in particular focusing on the post-conquest aspects.

The History of Tlaxcala is divided into three sections:

  • "Relaciones Geográficas" or "Descripción de la ciudad y provincia de Tlaxcala", a Spanish text written by Camargo between 1581 and 1584 in response to Philip II of Spain's Relaciones Geográfica questionnaire.
  • The "Tlaxcala Calendar", a largely pictorial section, with both Spanish and Nahuatl captions.
  • The "Tlaxcala Codex" a largely pictorial section, with both Spanish and Nahuatl captions.

The History of Tlaxcala is held at the University of Glasgow.

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Malintzin's Choices, Camilla Townsend, 2006.

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