Apostles Coloquios of Bernardino de Sahagún — preliminary remarks
The article focuses on the presentation of the circumstances of creating and the content of the so-called Libro de Coloquios by Bernardino de Sahagún, in full measure. The book was known already in the 17th century and was mentioned in Bibliografia mexicana del siglo XVI by Joaquin García Icazbalceta. The author minutely relates how the book of Sahagún was found in the 20th century and talks about the main publications concerned with it. Then, he deals with the problem of the language of the source which was at the service of Sahagún in his book composing. The author shows that this source could have been written only in Náhuatl language, given the conditions taking place in Mexico in 1524. Finally, the author presents the situation in which Franciscan, Dominican and Augustinian orders found themselves when serious conflicts between them and institutionalized church power as well as colonial and imperial secular power began to grow since the second half of the 16th century.