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Published by University of Utah Press in [Salt Lake City .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Indians of Mexico -- Languages -- Writing.,
  • Nahuas.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesPaper -- no. 2., Anthropological papers (University of Utah. Dept. of Anthropology) -- no. 2.
The Physical Object
Pagination7-28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16605637M

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Books were painted! We often call Aztec books ‘codices’, which is a medieval word for ‘book’ or ‘manuscript’. Pre-Hispanic and colonial codices communicated through painted pictures, not words. However, some colonial codices show pictures accompanied by European writing. This must have been for the benefit of Spanish readers.   Countless ancient Mexican codices - accordion-style folded paper books covered in hieroglyphics - were ordered burned in colonial times by Catholic authorities. Only about a dozen still exist. According to U.S. News, Valdez is convinced such books were also part of Teotihuacan's literary tradition, over a millennium before the bonfires. Countless ancient Mexican codices — accordion-style folded paper books covered in hieroglyphics — were ordered burnt in colonial times by Catholic authorities. Only about a dozen still exist.   The Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá Mexico, which was used for ritualistic sports by the ancient Mayans, is the largest such court the world, measuring by 68 meters ( by feet).