Madrid Codex: New Approaches to Understanding an Ancient Maya Manuscript

Madrid Codex: New Approaches to Understanding an Ancient Maya Manuscript

by Gabrielle Vail
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870819399

ISBN-13: 9780870819391

Pub. Date: 03/31/2009

Publisher: University Press of Colorado


This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, this manuscript includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from the second to

Overview


This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, this manuscript includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from the second to the fifteenth centuries A.D. Some scholars have recently argued that the Madrid Codex originated in the Petén region of Guatemala and postdates European contact. The contributors to this volume challenge that view by demonstrating convincingly that it originated in northern Yucatán and was painted in the Pre-Columbian era. In addition, several contributors reveal provocative connections among the Madrid and Borgia group of codices from Central Mexico.

Contributors include: Harvey M. Bricker, Victoria R. Bricker, John F. Chuchiak IV, Christine L. Hernández, Bryan R. Just, Merideth Paxton, and John Pohl. Additional support for this publication was generously provided by the Eugene M. Kayden Fund at the University of Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870819391
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Mesoamerican Worlds Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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