Mesoamerican Codices: Calendrical knowledge and ceremonial practice in Indigenous religion and history (International #3085) (Paperback)

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Mesoamerican Codices: Calendrical knowledge and ceremonial practice in Indigenous religion and history (International #3085) By Alessia Frassani Cover Image

Mesoamerican Codices: Calendrical knowledge and ceremonial practice in Indigenous religion and history (International #3085) (Paperback)

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Religious manuscripts from ancient and early colonial Mexico offer a direct pathway into indigenous worldviews through the uniquely Mesoamerican medium of pictography. During the thousands of years preceding Spanish invasion, a complex calendrical system developed in the region, forming the basic organizing principle of this pictorial language. This book offers new interpretations and insights on both calendrics and the related iconography of Mesoamerican religious manuscripts, based on the author's field work in the Sierra Mazateca in northern Oaxaca. Detailed calendrical analysis is included, along with audio recordings of chants, prayers, and ceremonies available as an online download. The author's novel approach questions accepted notions of divination, chronology, and the dichotomy between ritual and historical time.

Product Details ISBN: 9781407359670
ISBN-10: 1407359673
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports (Oxford) Ltd
Publication Date: June 30th, 2022
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: International