Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 March 2008
MESOAMERICA BEFORE I519
A comprehensive bibliography dealing with the archaeology and ethnohistory of Mesoamerica and the north of Mexico, from 1514 to 1960, has been prepared by Ignacio Bernal, Bibliografia de arqueologia y etnografia de Mesoamerica y norte de Mexico, 1514—1960 (Mexico, 1962). Descriptions of many of the extant indigenous sources, i.e., pictorial manuscripts and others in the native historical tradition, are provided by John B. Glass, Donald Robertson, Charles Gibson and Henry B. Nicholson in a series of articles in Volumes xiv and xv (1975), edited by Howard F. Cline, of the Handbook of Middle American Indians, ed. Robert Wauchope (16 vols., Austin, Texas, 1964-76).
The works of the sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish, mestizo and Indian chroniclers containing basic references to the pre-Columbian epoch have been the subject of various analyses and critical appraisals, although there is no comprehensive study which examines them all systematically. A general survey can be found in Historiografia Indiana, by Francisco Esteve Barba (Madrid, 1964). A number of studies about the works of authors like Bernardino de Sahagiin, Antonio de Herrera and Juan de Torquemada are included in 'The guide to ethnohistorical sources', Handbook of Middle American Indians, XIII (19