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The Aztec Calendar Stone

Author: Khristaan Villela; Mary Ellen Miller
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Getty Research Institute, ©2010.
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Analyzed by scholars, deployed by Mexican nationalists, beloved by the public, and reproduced in every medium and scale since its rediscovery in 1790, the Aztec Calendar Stone, or Piedra del Sol, has become the most recognizable Pre-Columbian monument. Commissioned by the Mexican emperor Motecuhzoma I in the last decades before the Spanish invasion of the New World and buried by the conquerors not long afterward,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khristaan Villela; Mary Ellen Miller
ISBN: 9781606060049 160606004X
OCLC Number: 430736516
Description: ix, 333 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction / Khristaan D. Villela, Matthew H. Robb, and Mary Ellen Miller --
History of the Indies of New Spain (1581) / Fray Diego Durán --
Curious diary and notebook of the memorable events in Mexico during the government of Revillagigedo (1789-94) / José Gómez --
A historical and chronological description of two stones, which were found in 1790 in the principal square of Mexico during the current paving project (1792) / Antonio de León y Gama --
Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America, with descriptions and views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! (1810) / Alexander von Humboldt --
The Aztec Calendar Stone (1876) / Alfredo Chavero --
Catalog of the historical and archaeological collections of the Museo Nacional de México (1882) / Gumesindo Mendoza and Jesús Sánchez --
Collected works in Mesoamerican linguistics and archaeology (1888, 1899, 1901, 1915) / Eduard Seler --
The so-called Calendario Azteca : description and interpretation of the Cuauhxicalli of the House of the Eagles (1921) / Hermann Beyer --
The Stone of the Sun and the first chapter of the history of Mexico (1921) / Enrique Juan Palacios --
How was the stone called the Aztec Calendar Stone painted? (1942) / Roberto Sieck Flandes --
The central face of the Stone of the Sun : a hypothesis (1974) / Carlos Navarrete and Doris Heyden --
The dark and light sides of the Aztec Stone Calendar and their symbolical significance (1976) / Andrzej Wierciński --
The identity of the central deity on the Aztec Calendar Stone (1976) / Cecelia Klein --
State and cosmos in the art of Tenochtitlan (1979) / Richard F. Townsend --
The Aztec Calendar Stone : a critical history (1981) / Stacie Graham Widdifield --
A reconsideration of some hieroglyphs on the Mexica Calendar Stone (1988) / Emily Umberger --
The Stone of the Sun (1992) / Michel Graulich --
The problem of the identification of the central image of the Aztec Calendar Stone (1993) / H.B. Nicholson --
New insights on the interpretation of the Aztec Calendar Stone (with notes on skeletonization) (1993) / Ariane Fradcourt --
The Stone of the Sun (2000) / Felipe Solís --
The Aztec Calendar and other solar monuments (2004) / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma.
Responsibility: edited by Khristaan D. Villela and Mary Ellen Miller ; introduction by Khristaan D. Villela, Matthew H. Robb, and Mary Ellen Miller.

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Analyzed by scholars, deployed by Mexican nationalists, beloved by the public, and reproduced in every medium and scale since its rediscovery in 1790, the Aztec Calendar Stone - or Piedra del Sol -  Read more...

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