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Heaven and earth in ancient Mexico : astronomy and seasonal cycles in the Codex Borgia

Author: Susan Milbrath
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Codex Borgia, a masterpiece that predates the Spanish conquest of central Mexico, records almanacs used in divination and astronomy. Within its beautifully painted screenfold pages is a section (pages 29-46) that shows a sequence of enigmatic pictures that have been the subject of debate for more than a century. Bringing insights from ethnohistory, anthropology, art history, and archaeoastronomy to bear on this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Milbrath
ISBN: 9780292743731 0292743734
OCLC Number: 783173291
Description: xiv, 174 pages, 18, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Context and calendars in the Codex Borgia --
Seasonal veintena festivals in central Mexico --
The sun, the moon, and eclipses in the Borgia group --
Planetary events in the Codex Borgia --
Astronomy and natural history in the Codex Borgia.
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: Susan Milbrath.

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Offering a major new interpretation of the enigmatic middle section of the Codex Borgia, Milbrath demonstrates that this ancient painted text is the most important historical record of pre-Columbian  Read more...

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