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Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the Heroes of Ancient Oaxaca: Reading History in the Codex Zouche-Nuttall (Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)

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In the pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican world, histories and collections of ritual knowledge were often presented in the form of painted and folded books now known as codices, and the knowledge itself was encoded into pictographs. Eight codices have survived from the Mixtec peoples of ancient Oaxaca, Mexico; a part of one of them, the Codex Zouche-Nuttall, is the subject of this book. As a group, the Mixtec codices contain the longest detailed histories and royal genealogies known for any indigenous people in the western hemisphere. The Codex Zouche-Nuttall offers a unique window into how the Mixtecs themselves viewed their social and political cosmos without the bias of western European interpretation. At the same time, however, the complex calendrical information recorded in the Zouche-Nuttall has made it resistant to historical, chronological analysis, thereby rendering its narrative obscure.

In this pathfinding work, Robert Lloyd Williams presents a methodology for reading the Codex Zouche-Nuttall that unlocks its essentially linear historical chronology. Recognizing that the codex is a combination of history in the European sense and the timelessness of myth in the Native American sense, he brings to vivid life the history of Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan (AD 935-1027), a ruler with the attributes of both man and deity, as well as other heroic Oaxacan figures. Williams also provides context for the history of Lord Eight Wind through essays dealing with Mixtec ceremonial rites and social structure, drawn from information in five surviving Mixtec codices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292721210
Author:
Williams, Robert Lloyd
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Introduction by:
Pohl, John M. D.
Introduction:
Pohl, John M. D.
Foreword by:
Reilly, F. Kent, III
Foreword:
Reilly, F. Kent, III
Foreword:
Reilly, F. Kent
Subject:
Mixtec language -- Writing.
Subject:
Manuscripts, Mixtec.
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.20x6.20x.90 in. 1.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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