Mesoamerican manuscripts : new scientific approaches and interpretations
- edited by Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen, Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán and Ludo Snijders.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
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Mesoamerican Manuscripts: New Scientific Approaches and Interpretations brings together a wide range of modern approaches to the study of pre-colonial and early colonial Mesoamerican manuscripts. This includes innovative studies of materiality through the application of non-invasive spectroscopy and imaging techniques, as well as new insights into the meaning of these manuscripts and related visual art, stemming from a post-colonial indigenous perspective.
This cross- and interdisciplinary work shows on the one hand the value of collaboration of specialists in different field, but also the multiple viewpoints that are possible when these types of complex cultural expressions are approached from varied cultural and scientific backgrounds.
Contributors are: Omar Aguilar S nchez, Paul van den Akker, Maria Isabel lvarez Icaza Longoria, Frances F. Berdan, David Buti, Laura Cartechini, Davide Domenici, Laura Filloy Nadal, Alessia Frassani, Francesca Gabrieli, Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen, Rosemary A. Joyce, Jorge G mez Tejada, Chiara Grazia, David Howell, Virginia M. Llad -Buis n, Leonardo L pez Luj n, Raul Macuil Mart nez, Manuel May Castillo, Costanza Miliani, Mar a Olvido Moreno Guzm n, Gabina Aurora P rez Jim nez, Araceli Rojas, Aldo Romani, Francesca Rosi, Antonio Sgamellotti, Ludo Snijders, and Tim Zaman.
- Preface p. vii
- List of Illustrations p. xiv
- Notes on Contributors p. xxix
- 1 The Codex Mendoza: Writing and Re-writing "the Last Word" p. 1
- 2 The Codex Mendoza and the Archaeology of Tenochtitlan p. 15
- 3 From "Rich Plumes" to War Accoutrements: Feathered Objects in the Codex Mendoza and Their Extant Representatives p. 45
- 4 The Tlamatque and Codex Mendoza p. 94
- 5 Conquest, Growth and Evolution: Indigenist Discourse in the Codex Mendoza p. 120
- 6 Exploring the Materiality of Mesoamerican Manuscripts by Non-invasive Spectroscopic Methods: Codex Laud, Bodley, Selden, Mendoza and Selden Roll at the Bodleian Library p. 134
- 7 Cultural and Historical Implications of Non-destructive Analyses on Mesoamerican Codices in the Bodleian Libraries p. 160
- 8 The Codex Laud and the Problem of Its Provenance p. 175
- 9 Mazatec Chants and Mesoamerican Codices p. 212
- 10 Codex Yoalli Ehecatl as a Temicamatl or "Book to Interpret Dreams" p. 236
- 11 The Dresden Codex and Contemporary K'iche' Serpent Dance p. 264
- 12 Maya Literary Traditions and Present-Day Concerns: an Indigenous Reading of Ancient Manuscripts p. 286
- 13 Re-interpreting Ñuu Savi Pictorial Manuscripts from a Mixtec Perspective; Linking Past and Present p. 313
- 14 Chronological Correlations in Aztec and Mixtec History p. 341
- 15 Imaging Mexican Codices, Challenges and Opportunities p. 380
- 16 Codex Yoho Yuchi, the Text inside the Mixtec Codex Añute p. 396
- 17 Reading Mixtec Manuscripts as Ceremonial Discourse: Historical and Ideological Background of Codex Añute (Selden) p. 416
- Conclusions: Materiality and Practice in the Study of Mexican Manuscripts p. 460
- Index p. 475
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- The early Americas : history and culture, 1875-3264 ; volume 8
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- "The present book is the result of an effort to exchange information about the state of the art in Mesoamerican codex studies between researchers from different disciplines. The important Mexican manuscript collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, became the meeting point for several major projects in this field.... [A] first interdisciplinary conference on 'Ancient Mexican Codices: Scientific and Historical Perspectives', on the 3rd and 4th June 2013 [was held] in the prestigious Accademia dei Lincei, Rome.... This successful encounter inspired a second conference, now with the title 'Mesoamerican manuscripts: new scientific approaches and interpretations', three years later, on the 31st May and 1st June 2016, in one of the most stunning venues in Oxford, the recently refurbished Weston Library (part of the Bodleian Libraries)."--Page xii.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- xxxvi, 479 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
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