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The Resource Encounter with the plumed serpent : drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica, Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez, (electronic resource)

Encounter with the plumed serpent : drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica, Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez, (electronic resource)

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Encounter with the plumed serpent : drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica
Title
Encounter with the plumed serpent
Title remainder
drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica
Statement of responsibility
Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jansen, Maarten E. R. G. N.
Dewey number
305.897/63
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pérez Jiménez, Gabina Aurora
Series statement
Mesoamerican worlds
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, Mixtec
  • Mixtec Indians
  • Mixtec Indians
  • Mixtec Indians
Label
Encounter with the plumed serpent : drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica, Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-367) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
  • The crown of Motecuhzoma
  • 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
Control code
ocn608476852
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 395 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607327103
Lccn
2007001523
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608476852
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.
Label
Encounter with the plumed serpent : drama and power in the heart of Mesoamerica, Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-367) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
  • The crown of Motecuhzoma
  • 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
Control code
ocn608476852
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 395 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607327103
Lccn
2007001523
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608476852
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.

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