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This was Cucuzca, Cacama’s younger brother; CH, f. 73v. â•‡ See James Lockhart, We People Here: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993). â•‡ There have been no historical controversies regarding Chimalpahin’s authorship. However, the authorship of Guamán Poma de Ayala’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno has recently been debated by Andeanists after the alleged discovery of documents subsequently characterized as forgeries. See Kenneth Andrien, “The Virtual and the Real: The Case of the Mysterious Documents from Naples,” History Compass 6:5 (2008), 1304–24.
See Matthew Restall, “Commentary,” Conference on Latin American History, American Historical Association meeting, 5 January 2009, and Susan Schroeder, “Introduction: The Genre of Conquest Studies,” in Indian Conquistadors: Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica, ed. Laura E. Matthew and Michel R. Oudijk (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007), 5–27. â•‡ Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, Book 12—The Conquest of Mexico, ed. and trans. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E.
1 Between 1593 and 1620, he composed a record of the history of Colhuacan and numerous collections of annals about the ancient Nahua past, maintained another set of annals about important events in Mexico City and New Spain covering the period 1577–1615, copied several works by other indigenous authors, and produced his own Spanish-language version of Francisco López de Gómara’s La conquista de México. 2 Although Chimalpahin’s abundant and richly detailed Nahuatllanguage annals place him among the most diligent and productive 18 Introduction authors in colonial Spanish America, we know precious little Â� indigenous about the social networks in which he moved, and even less about the circumstances in which he composed such a varied body of writings about the Nahua past.