Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest An Interpretive Journey Through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2

ISBN-10: 0826342833

ISBN-13: 9780826342836

Edition: 2007

Authors: Scott Sessions, David Carrasco

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"Cave, City, And Eagle's Nest" is the culmination of an international research project and series of conferences, organized by the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, focused on the sixteenth-century pictorial manuscript known as the "Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2." Painted on bark paper and measuring 109 x 204 centimeters, this extraordinary document contains over seven hundred images and symbols relating the story of the emergence of ancestors at Chicomoztoc (Place of Seven Caves), their migration to the sacred city of Cholula, their foundation and settlement of Cuauhtinchan (Place of the Eagle's Nest), their community's history and claim over the surrounding landscape, and many other occurrences along the way. Dating from around the 1540s, barely two decades after the fall of the Aztecs, the "mapa" recently underwent extensive physical analysis, conservation, and a systematic photographic survey. These rare images--including sixteen full-size sections and a nearly quarter-size facsimile--accompany fifteen richly illustrated essays that explore the meanings and uses of the document, its complex narrative, and the social and ritual memory of an indigenous community struggling to hold its own in the turbulent atmosphere of early colonial Mexico.
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List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 550
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.380
Language: English

David Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University. For his scholarship in Mesoamerican religions and his work on Mexican American culture he received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle.

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List of Illustrations
Introduction: An Interpretive Journey through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No.2
Orientations in Time and Territory
The House of the Eagle
A New View: The Conservation and Digital Restoration of the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Representations of Territorial Organization in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
The Lords of the Land: The Historical Context of the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
A Claim to Rulership: Presentation Strategies in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Calendar, Chronology, and Cosmology in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Narratives and Rituals of Roads and Roadsides
Glyphs and Messages in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2: Chicomoztoc, Itzpapalotl, and 13 Flint
The Serpent Road: Iconic Encoding and the Historical Narrative of the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Botanical Symmetry and Asymmetry in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Sacred Bundles, Arrows, and New Fire: Foundation and Power in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Comparisons and Approximations
Walking Is Knowing: Pilgrimage through the Pictorial History of the Cuauhtinchantlacan
Indigenous Migrations, Pilgrimage Trails, and Sacred Geography: Foregrounds and Backgrounds to the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
The Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2 and the Cosmic Tree in Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, and the Amazon-Orinoco Basin
Seeing In Situ: The Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Middle Place, Labyrinth, and Circumambulation: Cholula's Peripatetic Role in the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
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