James Marvin Lockhart (born April 8, 1933 -January 17, 2014) was a U.S. historian specializing in the history of colonial Latin America.
Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Lockhart attended West Virginia University (BA, 1956) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison (MA, 1962; PhD, 1967). He was an expert in the study of historical sources in the Nahuatl language and the postcolonial Nahua people. He was a professor in the UCLA Department of History from 1972 until 1994. He was the principal founder of the New Philology, a school of history built on the study of indigenous-language sources from colonial Mexico.
- Spanish Peru, 1532-1560 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968).
- The Men of Cajamarca: A Social and Biographical Study of the First Conquerors of Peru (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972).
- Nahuatl in the Middle Years: Language Contact Phenomena in Texts of the Colonial Period (with Frances Karttunen, Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1976).
- Beyond the Codices: The Nahua View of Colonial Mexico (with Arthur J. O. Anderson and Frances Berdan, Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1976).
- The Art of Nahuatl Speech: The Bancroft Dialogues (ed., with Frances Karttunen, Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center, 1987).
- Nahuas and Spaniards: Postconquest Mexican History and Philology (Stanford: Stanford University Press; and Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center, 1991)
- The Nahuas after the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1992).
- Of things of the Indies : essays old and new in early Latin American history, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).
- Grammar of the Mexican Language: With an Explanation of Its Adverbs,(1645), Horacio Carochi, James Lockhart (translator)(Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 2001).
- ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
- ^ John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Report of the President and the Treasurer (1977), p. 67.
Date of Death Courtesy of Department of History UCLA