The Primordial Title of Santo Tomás Ajusco, México, Re-Visited

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The article focuses on the conceptualization of time and space in an early 16th century Título Primordial (in English, Primitive Land Title) from the town of Santo Tomás Ajusco (Tlalpan, Mexico). The author discusses the cultural history of the Nahua Indians and considers the settlement history of the Axoxpaneca Indians in the 15th century. He also reflects on the importance of these land title documents for understanding the prehispanic world-view and its interaction with Spanish colonial authorities in the 16th century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-162
Number of pages56
JournalRelaciones: Estudios de Historia y Sociedad
Issue number122
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2010


  • Native American title
  • Nahuas
  • Time perception
  • Land titles
  • Indigenous peoples of Mexico -- First contact with Europeans
  • Tlalpan (Mexico)
  • Mexico
  • conceptualización del tiempo y espacio
  • estudios del náhuatl clásico
  • Nahua
  • Títulos primordiales


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