Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests: Intellectual Interchange between the Northern Maya Lowlands and Highland Mexico in the Late Postclassic Period
edited by Gabrielle Vail and Christine Hernández
contributions by Carlos Alberto Peraza Lope, Martha J. Macri, Marilyn A. Masson, Jose Fernando Robles Castellanos, Karl A. Taube, Anthony P. Andrews, Anthony F. Aveni, Victoria R. Bricker, Karen Dakin, Christine Hernández, Timothy Knowlton and Alfonso Lacadena
Harvard University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-88402-346-3
Library of Congress Classification F1435.3.I57A86 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.420972650972

Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests examines evidence for cultural interchange among the intellectual powerbrokers in Postclassic Mesoamerica, specifically those centered in the northern Maya lowlands and the central Mexican highlands. Contributors to the volume’s thirteen chapters bring an interdisciplinary perspective to understanding the interactions that led to shared content in hieroglyphic codices and mural art. The authors address similarities in artifacts, architectural styles, and building alignments—often produced in regions separated by hundreds of miles—based on their analyses of iconographic, archaeological, linguistic, and epigraphic material. The volume includes a wealth of new data and interpretive frameworks in this comprehensive discussion of a critical time period in the Mesoamerican past.

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