Article : Painting the Aztec Past in Early Colonial Mexico: Translation and Knowledge Production in the Codex Mendoza
- Bleichmar, Daniela
The “Codex Mendoza” is one of the earliest, most detailed, and most important postconquest accounts of pre-Hispanic Aztec life. Nahuas and Spaniards manufactured the codex through a complex process that involved translations across media, languages, and cultural framings. Translations made Aztec culture legible and acceptable to nonnative viewers and readers by recasting indigenous practices, knowledge, ontology, and epistemology. Following a stratigraphic approach that examines the process through which natives and Spaniards created a transcultural manuscript, the article examines the multiple interpretations and negotiations involved in producing images, books, and information about the indigenous world in early colonial Mexico.
- Renaissance Quarterly, 2019, Winter, Vol. 72, n° 4, p. 1362-1415. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/rqx.2019.377
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