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Author Boone, Elizabeth Hill.

Title Stories in red and black : pictorial histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs / Elizabeth Hill Boone.

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    972.01 BOO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 296 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-284) and index.
Contents Configuring the past -- History and historians -- Writing in images -- Structures of history -- Mixtec genealogical histories -- Lienzos and tiras from Oaxaca and southern Puebla -- Stories of migration, conquest, and consolidation in the central valleys -- Aztec altepetl annals -- Histories with a purpose.
Summary "This investigation broadens our understanding of how preconquest Mexicans understood and presented themselves and how they used pictographic history for political and social ends. It also demonstrates how graphic writing systems developed, like mathematical or musical notation, to convey meaning directly and without a detour through speech, creating a broadly understood corpus of visual conventions that communicated effectively across ethnic and linguistic boundaries.".
"This book will be important reading not only for scholars of ancient Mexico, but also for avocational students of Pre-Columbian history who want to learn to read the Aztec and Mixtec codices and learn their stories and legends. Likewise, it offers food for thought to scholars in a variety of disciplines who think comparatively about histories and/or graphic systems of communication."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Manuscripts, Nahuatl.
Aztec painting.
Nahuatl language -- Writing.
Manuscripts, Mixtec.
Mixtec art.
Mixtec language -- Writing.
ISBN 0292708769 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780292708761 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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