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The Mesoamerican Codex Re-entangled: Production, Use and Re-use of Pre-colonial Documents
by Ludo Snijders
Leiden University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-90-8728-263-9
Library of Congress Classification F1219.5.S65 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.01

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This innovative work aims to piece together the cultural biography of Mesoamerica’s precolonial codices. Today, fewer than twenty manuscripts are all that remain of the Mesoamerican book-making tradition. These pictographic and hieroglyphic texts have often been researched according to their content, but such studies have ignored their nature as material objects. By tracing the paths these books have followed over the past five hundred years, Ludo Snijders offers fascinating insights into their production, use and reuse, destruction, rediscovery, and reinvention.
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