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Author Williams, Robert Lloyd.

Title Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the heroes of ancient Oaxaca : reading history in the Codex Zouche-Nuttall / Robert Lloyd Williams ; foreword by F. Kent Reilly, III ; introduction by John M. D. Pohl.

Imprint Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  972.01 W675l 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 216 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, tables ; 24 cm.
Series The Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies
Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-207) and index.
Contents It happened long ago -- The people of the codices -- The narrative structure of Codex Zouche-Nuttall obverse -- Sacred geography, personified geography -- Caves in Mesoamerican iconography : Chalcatzingo and the Mexteca -- Lord Eight Wind's introduction -- The war from heaven, Part one -- The war from heaven, Part two -- Lord Eight Wind's family -- Transition to the future : Eight Wind, Two Rain, and Eight Deer -- Rituals of order : Codices Zouche-Nuttall and Vienna -- The problem of the two dead lords -- The epiclassic Mixtec ceremonial complex -- Appendix I. Biographical sketches of major personnel from the codices : Lord Eight Deer the usurper, Lord Two Rain the king, and Lady Six Monkey of Jaltepec -- Appendix II. Notes for Codex Zouche-Nuttall -- Appendix III. Codex Zouche-Nuttall reverse day dates on pages 46a-48a for year 5 reed (AD 1095) and Lord Eight Deer's campaign as Lord of Tututepec.
Summary "In this pathfinding work, Robert Lloyd Williams presents a methodology for reading the Codex Zouche-Nuttall that unlocks its essentially linear historical chronology. Recognizing that the codex is a combination of history in the European sense and the timelessness of myth in the Native American sense, he brings to vivid life the history of Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan (AD 935-1027), a ruler with the attributes of both man and deity, as well as other heroic Oaxacan figures, including Lady Six Monkey of Jaltepec, Lord Two Rain Twenty Jaguars of Tilantongo, and Lord Eight Deer Jaguar Claw. Williams also provides context for the history of Lord Eight Wind through essays dealing with Mixtec ceremonial rites and social structure, drawn from information in five surviving Mixtec codices."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Codex Nuttall.
Manuscripts, Mixtec.
Eight Wind, 935-1027.
Mixtec Indians -- History.
Mixtec Indians -- Kings and rulers.
Mixtec language -- Writing.
Picture-writing -- Mexico.
London -- British Library -- Mixteken -- Handschrift -- Add. Ms. 39671.
ISBN 9780292725737
9780292721210 (cloth : alk. paper)
0292721218 (cloth : alk. paper)

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