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

Title Encounter with the plumed serpent : drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica / Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez.

Imprint Boulder : University Press of Colorado, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 395 pages) : illustrations
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Series Mesoamerican worlds
Mesoamerican worlds.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-367) and index.
Contents The mat and the throne -- Storytelling and ritual -- Descent of the plumed serpent -- Founding mothers -- The rise of Ñuu Tnoo -- Lord of the Toltecs -- Triumph and tragedy -- Flute of the divine -- The crown of Motecuhzoma.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Summary 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Manuscripts, Mixtec.
Mixtec Indians -- Historiography.
Mixtec Indians -- Genealogy.
Mixtec Indians -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Manuscripts, Mixtec. (OCoLC)fst01008438
Mixtec Indians. (OCoLC)fst01024124
Mixtec Indians -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst01024137
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Genealogy. (OCoLC)fst01423818
Electronic books.
Added Author Pérez Jiménez, Gabina Aurora.
Other Form: Print version: Jansen, Maarten E.R.G.N. (Maarten Evert Reinoud Gerard Nicolaas), 1952- Encounter with the plumed serpent. Boulder : University Press of Colorado, ©2007 (DLC) 2007001523 (OCoLC)79256734
ISBN 9781607327103 (electronic bk.)
1607327104 (electronic bk.)
9780870818684 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0870818686 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. CHNEW 000950709
CHVBK 483516406

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