9780870818684

Encounter with the Plumed Serpent : Drama and Power in the Heart of Mesoamerica

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  • ISBN13:

    9780870818684

  • ISBN10:

    0870818686

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-04-30
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado

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Summary

Two leading scholars of the Mixtec, a major civilization of ancient Mesoamerica, present and interpret the sacred histories narrated in the Mixtec codices, the largest surviving collection of pre-Columbian manuscripts.

Author Biography

Gabina Aurora Perez Jimenez is a faculty member in the Archaeology Department of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Mat and the Thronep. 1
Storytelling and Ritualp. 33
Descent of the Plumed Serpentp. 65
Founding Mothersp. 115
The Rise of Nuu Tnoop. 153
Lord of the Toltecsp. 191
Triumph and Tragedyp. 241
Flute of the Divinep. 277
The Crown of Motecuhzomap. 297
Notesp. 303
Referencesp. 347
Indexp. 369
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