|Author||Daniel Garrison Brinton|
|Publication Date||February 8, 2008|
This relatively short document is one of the few public domain translations of an Aztec religous manuscript. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
About the Author
Daniel Garrison Brinton (1837 - 1899)
Daniel Garrison Brinton (May 13, 1837-July 31, 1899), was an American archaeologist and ethnologist.
He was born in Thornbury, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Yale University in 1858, Brinton studied at Jefferson Medical College for two years and spent the next travelling in Europe. He continued his studies at Paris and Heidelberg. From 1862 to 1865, during the American Civil War, he was a surgeon in the Union army, acting during 1864-1865 as surgeon-in-charge of the U.S. Army general hospital at Quincy, Illinois.
After the war, Brinton practiced medicine in West Chester, Pennsylvania for several years; was the editor of a weekly periodical, the Medical and Surgical Reporter, in Philadelphia from 1874 to 1887; became professor of ethnology and archaeology in the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia in 1884; and was professor of American linguistics and archaeology in the University of Pennsylvania from 1886 until his death.
He was a member of numerous learned societies in the United States and in Europe and was president at different times of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, of the American Folk-Lore Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Brinton, at his presidential address in August 1895, advocated theories of scientific racism that were pervasive at the time. As Charles Lofgren notes in his book, The Plesy Case, Brinton "accepted the 'psychical unity' throughout the human species," he noted that 'all races were 'not equally endowed,' which disqualifie