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Encounter with the Plumed Serpent

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Book Series: Mesoamerican Worlds ISBN: 9780870818684 9781607327103 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625247 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100340
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The Mixtec, or the people of Savi ("Nation of the Rain God"), one of the major civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica, made their home in the highlands of Oaxaca, where they resisted both Aztec military expansion and the Spanish conquest. This book presents and interprets the sacred histories narrated in the Mixtec codices, the largest surviving collection of pre-Columbian manuscripts in existence. In these screenfold books, ancient painter-historians chronicled the politics of the Mixtec from approximately a.d. 900 to 1521, portraying the royal families, rituals, wars, alliances, and ideology of the times. By analyzing and cross-referencing the codices, which have been fragmented and dispersed in far-flung archives, the authors attempt to reconstruct Mixtec history. Adding useful interpretation and commentary, Jansen and Perez Jimenez synthesize the large body of surviving documents into the first unified narrative of Mixtec sacred history.

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The Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts

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Book Series: The Early Americas: History and Culture ISBN: 9789004193581 Year: Pages: 600 DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004187528.i-572 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This handbook surveys and describes the illustrated Mixtec manuscripts that survive in Europe, the United States and Mexico.

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