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By Eduardo de J. Douglas

Round 1542, descendants of the Aztec rulers of Mexico created debts of the pre-Hispanic background of town of Tetzcoco, Mexico, one of many imperial capitals of the Aztec Empire. Painted in iconic script ("picture writing"), the Codex Xolotl, the Quinatzin Map, and the Tlohtzin Map seem to continue and emphasize either pre-Hispanic content material and likewise pre-Hispanic shape, regardless of being produced nearly a iteration after the Aztecs surrendered to Hernán Cortés in 1521. but, as this pioneering learn makes undeniable, the truth is way extra complex.

Eduardo de J. Douglas deals a close severe research and historic contextualization of the manuscripts to argue that colonial monetary, political, and social issues affected either the content material of the 3 Tetzcocan pictorial histories and their archaizing pictorial shape. As records composed by means of indigenous humans to say their status as valid heirs of the Aztec rulers in addition to unswerving topics of the Spanish Crown and sturdy Catholics, the Tetzcocan manuscripts qualify as refined but smart negotiations among indigenous and Spanish structures of signification and among indigenous and Spanish ideas of genuine estate and political rights. via analyzing the Tetzcocan manuscripts as calculated responses to the alterations and demanding situations posed by means of Spanish colonization and Christian evangelization, Douglas's examine considerably contributes to and expands upon the scholarship on principal Mexican manuscript portray and up to date severe investigations of paintings and political ideology in colonial Latin the United States.

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Indb a hundred and seventy 1/19/10 10:10:36 AM plate five. Codex Xolotl, web page five, ink and colour on amatl, circa 1541, nearly forty two x forty eight cm. , from Tetzcoco, Mexico. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Fonds mexicain five. photograph: courtesy and copyright Bibliothèque nationale de France. e-book 1. indb 171 1/19/10 10:10:36 AM plate 6. Codex Xolotl, web page 6, ink and colour on amatl, circa 1541, nearly forty two x forty eight cm. , from Tetzcoco, Mexico. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Fonds mexicain 6. photograph: courtesy and copyright Bibliothèque nationale de France. e-book 1. indb 172 1/19/10 10:10:37 AM plate 7. Codex Xolotl, web page 7, ink and colour on amatl, circa 1541, nearly forty two x forty eight cm. , from Tetzcoco, Mexico. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Fonds mexicain 7. picture: courtesy and copyright Bibliothèque nationale de France. e-book 1. indb 173 1/19/10 10:10:37 AM plate eight. Codex Xolotl, web page eight, ink and colour on amatl, circa 1541, nearly forty two x forty eight cm. , from Tetzcoco, Mexico. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Fonds mexicain eight. photograph: courtesy and copyright Bibliothèque nationale de France. e-book 1. indb 174 1/19/10 10:10:37 AM plate nine. Codex Xolotl, web page nine, ink and colour on amatl, circa 1541, nearly forty two x forty eight cm. , from Tetzcoco, Mexico. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Fonds mexicain nine. picture: courtesy and copyright Bibliothèque nationale de France. e-book 1.

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