Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg: An Early Pioneer In Mesoamerican Studies

We have previously discussed the career and work of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún.  Another major pioneer in the study of early Mexican antiquities was the intense French abbé Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg (1814–1874).  He remains another name nearly lost to history, but a good case can be made that without his work, we would know far less than we do about the culture of old Mexico and Guatemala.

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