Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate

ISBN-10: 0292712634

ISBN-13: 9780292712638

Edition: 2007

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Description: Analysing the extant corpus of Mexican divinatory codices and explaning the genre as a whole, this work introduces the sacred, divinatory calendar and the calendar priests and diviners who owned and used the books. It explains the graphic vocabulary of the calendar and its prophetic forces.

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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 338
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Elizabeth Hill Boone is Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art at Tulane University.

List of Figures
List of Color Plates
List of Tables
Preface
Containers of the Knowledge of the World
Time, the Ritual Calendar, and Divination
The Symbolic Vocabulary of the Almanacs
Structures of Prophetic Knowledge
The Almanacs Multipurpose Almanacs Directional Almanacs Topical Almanacs
Protocols for Rituals
The Cosmogony in the Codex Borgia
Provenience
A Mexican Divinatory System
Appendix: Content Summaries
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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