Painted Books and Indigenous Knowledge


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Full Title: Publication 69, Painted Books and Indigenous Knowledge: Manuscript Studies in Honor of Mary Elizabeth Smith
Author: Multiple Authors
Date Published: 2005


The volume, an homage to Mary Elizabeth Smith, contains twenty-five essays that focus on the art and intellectual culture of ancient Mesoamerica as that culture is revealed primarily in painted books or “codices” of the native tradition. The authors explore aspects of indigenous knowledge, such as religion and ritual, calendrical systems, rulership, and spatial and historical reckoning. Cultures treated include the Toltecs, as well as the Aztecs, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Maya in the Pre-Columbian and colonial periods.

ISBN 939238-99-3