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An accidental Americanist: Sir Thomas Phillipps and Juan de Tovar's 'Historia de los indios mexicanos' (Bibliotheca Phillippica, MS 8187)

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  • D Hook
  • David Hook (Editor)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Hispanic, Portuguese, and Latin American manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps
Publisher or commissioning bodyUnpublished MSS from the Phillipps-Robinson paper
Number of pages0
ISBN (Print)9780951756430
DateAccepted/In press - 2007
DatePublished (current) - 2017

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NamePublications of the Magdalen Iberian Medieval Studies Seminar


The activity of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) in collecting manuscripts from Latin America and in publishing Juan de Tovar's 'Historia de los indios mexicanos' is studied in the context of his private correspondence. The impact of his Middle Hill Press edition of Juan de Tovar's text on Mesoamerican studies in the second half of the nineteenth century is examined. The study contains as an Appendix a detailed bibliographical description of the incomplete Middle Hill Press edition of Tovar's text.

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Terms of use: Text: copyright David Hook 2007 Unpublished MSS from the Phillipps-Robinson papers: copyright The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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  • Ephraim George Squier, manuscripts, Juan de Tovar, Lord Kingsborough, Sir Thomas Phillipps, Middle Hill Press, Bibliotheca Phillippica, Pascual de Gayangos, Historia de los indios mexicanos, Henry Stevens, Mexican History

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