Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest: An Interpretive Journey Through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan, Issue 2

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UNM Press, 2007 - History - 479 pages
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Cave, City, And Eagle's Nestis 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 theMapa 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, themaparecently 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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Contents

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About the author (2007)

DavAA-d Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He is director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project, founded at the University of Colorado. Jane Marie Law is an associate professor of Japanese Religions at Cornell University.

Scott Sessions is a research associate and visiting lecturer at Amherst College.

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