MIN VEJ FRA DUBORG-SKOLEN TIL INDIANERE

Der løber en lang tråd fra det danske mindretal i Flensborg til indianere! Måske tråden ikke er så lang endda, for det anderledes liv end flertallets kan forkorte den. I al fald for mig i et tilbageblik på et halvt århundrede. Med en studenterhue fra Duborg-Skolen i 1971 tog jeg til Aarhus Universitet, hvor jeg…

INDIAN FAITH VERSUS CHRISTIANITY

Both Christians, Aztecs and Incas envisioned a divine creation, but they had different notions of the time for the creation. From the Bible, Christians knew that the creation had lasted six days. Irish Archbishop James Ussher would argue rationally for the Bible and calculated the first day of creation to have been on Sunday, October…

INDIANERTRO VERSUS KRISTENTRO

Såvel kristne som aztekere og inkaer forestillede sig en guddommelig skabelse, men de tog udgangspunkt i forskellige skabelsestidspunkter. Ud fra Bibelen vidste kristne at skabelsen havde varet seks dage. Den irske ærkebiskop James Ussher ville argumentere rationelt for Bibelen og beregnede skabelsens første dag til at have været søndag den 23. oktober 4004 år før…

MY COMPARISONS – LONG LINES THROUGH THE COUNTRIES

Some hundreds Spanish conquistadors had faced many thousands of Indian warriors in 1519 in what we today call Mexico and in 1532 in what we call Peru. Initially 617 Spaniards in Mexico and 176 in Peru. Immediately an unequal fight in which the counterparts had different motivation, but where both parties fought fiercely; of course,…

MINE SAMMENLIGNINGER – LANGE LINIER GENNEM LANDENE

Nogle hundrede spanske conquistadorer havde stået overfor mange tusinde indianske krigere i 1519 i det vi i dag kalder Mexico og i 1532 i det vi kalder Peru. I begyndelsen 617 spaniere i Mexico og 176 i Peru. Umiddelbart en ulige kamp, hvor modparterne havde forskellig motivation, men hvor begge parter sloges indædt; selvfølgelig sloges…

MEXICO: TREMENDOUSLY TENOCHTITLÁN DESTROYED

Already in 1520, after Cortés had been welcomed by Moctezuma and had taken him hostage, he wrote to King Carlos how many tremendously beautiful temples there were in Tenochtitlán. Amongst these mosques, there is one principal one, and no human tongue is able to describe its greatness and details, because it is so large that…

MEXICO: DET UMÅDELIGT SMUKKE TENOCHTITLÁN ØDELAGT

Allerede i 1520, efter Cortés var blevet budt velkommen af Moctezuma og havde taget ham som gidsel, skrev han til kong Carlos hvor mange umådeligt smukke templer verdensbyen Tenochtitlán rummede. Blandt disse templer er der et hovedtempel, som ingen menneskelig tunge er i stand til at beskrive storheden og ornamenteringen af, for det er så…

MEXICO: CUAUHTÉMOC MEETS CORTÉS

In his letter to King Carlos, Cortés wrote that he had let Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc know that he was waiting for his arrival, but apparently the Tlatoani had decided not to come. The answer of the Tlatoani was that he did not want anything but death. Cortés also wrote that he had promised some Aztec chiefs…

MEXICO: CUAUHTÉMOC MØDER CORTÉS

I sit brev til kong Carlos skrev Cortés at han havde ladet tlatoani Cuauhtémoc meddele, at han afventede dennes ankomst, men tilsyneladende havde tlatoanien besluttet ikke at komme. Tlatoaniens svar lød at han ikke ønskede andet end døden. Cortés skrev også at han havde lovet nogle aztekiske høvdinge, at han ikke ville skade Cuauhtémoc, at…

MEXICO: FEAST AND UPRISE IN TENOCHTITLÁN – ACCORDING TO INDIANS

In Codex Florentino, Sahagún wrote that Pedro de Alvarado had asked about Huitzilopochtlis feast, how the feast for the god was held. He wants to admire it, he wants to see in what way, and how, it goes. Then Moctezuma give orders. Those of his vassals who still went to him, brought his order. And…

MEXICO: MOCTEZUMA AT THE SPANIARDS – ACCORDING TO INDIANS

At the end of the year 1519, Moctezuma was held hostage in a golden cage. The Aztec population felt that new masters had come to the country, and two generations later, Sahagún in Codex Florentino wrote what he had heard Indians tell about the Spaniards first time in Tenochtitlán: And when the morning came, some…

MEXICO: MOCTEZUMA HOS SPANIERNE – IFØLGE INDIANERE

I slutningen af året 1519 blev Moctezuma holdt som gidsel i et guldbur. Den aztekiske befolkning mærkede at der var kommet nye herrer til landet, og to generationer efter skrev Sahagún i Codex Florentino det han havde hørt indianere fortælle om spaniernes første tid i Tenochtitlán: Og da det var blevet morgen, udråber man alt…