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Author Jansen, Maarten E. R. G. N. (Maarten Evert Reinoud Gerard Nicolaas), 1952-

Title The Mixtec pictorial manuscripts : time, agency, and memory in ancient Mexico / by Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen, Gabina Aurora Perez Jimenez.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 572 pages) : illustrations, maps
Physical Medium polychrome.
Description text file
Series The early Americas : history and culture, 1875-3264 ; v. 1
Early Americas: history and culture ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Part One 209;ee 209;uhu Sanaha: The Ancient Books -- I. Introduction to Mixtec Pictography -- II. Treasures From Ancient Libraries -- III. Rediscovery and Decipherment -- IV. Contemporary Studies and Discussions -- Part Two Tnuni Tani209;o: Signs And Symbols -- V. Post Colonial Hermeneutics -- VI. Acts and Visions -- VII. Memory Landscape -- Part Three Yaa Tnuhu: Dynastic History -- VIII. Foundation Narratives -- IX. The Noble Houses -- X. ColonialTransformation -- Conclusion 209;uu Tayu: The Sovereign Community -- Xi. Political and Ideological Dynamics -- References -- Index.
Summary The Mixtec civilization (of Oaxaca, Mexico) is one of the most interesting to survive from pre-colonial Mesoamerica. Among its characteristic products were highly artistic pictographic codices depicting the history and dynasties of its city-states. This handbook surveys and describes the illustrated Mixtec manuscripts that survive in Europe, the United States and Mexico, outlines the history of their decipherment, current questions, discussions and methodologies relating to readings, social organisation, religion and historical drama, and surveys the six centuries of Mixtec history covered in.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Manuscripts, Mixtec.
Picture-writing -- Mexico.
Mixtec language -- Writing.
Mixtec Indians -- History.
Mexico -- History -- To 1519.
HISTORY / United States / General
Manuscripts, Mixtec.
Mixtec Indians.
Mixtec language -- Writing.
Chronological Term To 1519
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Pérez Jiménez, Gabina Aurora.
Other Form: Print version: Jansen, Maarten E.R.G.N. (Maarten Evert Reinoud Gerard Nicolaas), 1952- Mixtec pictorial manuscripts. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004187528 (DLC) 2010030391 (OCoLC)650019951
ISBN 9789004193581 (electronic bk.)
9004193588 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 3404951