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The Mixtecs of colonial Oaxaca : Ñudzahui history, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries

Author: Kevin Terraciano
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a social and cultural history of the Mixtec Indians of southern Mexico from 1540 to 1750. These people were among the most populous cultural and language groups of Mesoamerica at the time of the Spanish conquest. Based on extraordinary Mixtec-language documents, pictorial writings, and Spanish language sources, the author examines many interrelated topics - writing, language, sociopolitical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Terraciano
ISBN: 0804737568 9780804737562 0804751048 9780804751049
OCLC Number: 45861953
Description: xiv, 514 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Writing --
3. Language --
4. Communities --
5. Social Relations --
6. Yuhuitayu --
7. Land and Livelihood --
8. Sacred Relations --
9. Ethnicity --
10. Conclusions --
App. A. Some Nudzahui Place-Names and Associated Nahuatl-Spanish Names --
App. B. Transcriptions and Translations.
Responsibility: Kevin Terraciano.
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Focuses on Mixtec communities Oaxaca from about 1540 to 1750. The work is based on primary sources that were written by Mixtecs in the roman alphabet from the mid-16th to the early 19th centuries.  Read more...

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"This is a work of very great importance, and its combination of cutting-edge research and readable style will likely make it a classic. Terraciano attempts to do for the Mixtecs what James Lockhart Read more...

 
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