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Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology #36: Script and Glyph: Pre-Hispanic History, Colonial Bookmaking and the Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca

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The Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca was created at a pivotal transitional moment, bridging an era when pictorial manuscripts dominated and one that witnessed the rising hegemony of alphabetic texts. The Historia was composed using both systems, yet, as Dana Leibsohn notes, neither was fully trusted. Leibsohn analyzes the choices made by the patron, don Alonso de Castañeda, and tlacuilos enlisted to create the manuscript. How does one create a history? Which narratives are included, and which are strikingly absent? Which modes of representation are called upon to convey certain types of information? Leibsohn argues how the very practice of history-keeping itself sustains or challenges a current reality.

Central to the Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca is the creation, representation, and understanding of landscape. In the recording of ancestral migrations, don Alonso delineates territory, noting boundaries and their histories, and also reveals relationships with a sacred landscape, detailing how relationships with territory were constantly re-inscribed. In this sense, Script and Glyph is a particularly appropriate volume for Dumbarton Oaks, as it crosses the boundaries of Pre-Columbian and Landscape areas of study. The volume is beautifully illustrated with color images from the manuscript itself.

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The Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca was created at a pivotal transitional moment, bridging an era when pictorial manuscripts dominated and one that witnessed the rising hegemony of alphabetic texts. Script and Glyph is a particularly appropriate volume for Dumbarton Oaks, as it crosses the boundaries of Pre-Columbian and Landscape areas of study. The volume is beautifully illustrated with color images from the manuscript itself.

About the Author

Dana Leibsohn is Associate Professor of Art at Smith College.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780884023425
Author:
Leibsohn, Dana
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Bibliotheque nationale de France
Subject:
Toltecs - History
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Cuautinchâan (Mexico) History.
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Subject:
Social Science-Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series
Series Volume:
36
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 color photographs, 7 halftones
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Landscape Architecture
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mexico
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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"Synopsis" by , The Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca was created at a pivotal transitional moment, bridging an era when pictorial manuscripts dominated and one that witnessed the rising hegemony of alphabetic texts. Script and Glyph is a particularly appropriate volume for Dumbarton Oaks, as it crosses the boundaries of Pre-Columbian and Landscape areas of study. The volume is beautifully illustrated with color images from the manuscript itself.
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