Parution : Constructing power & place in Mesoamerica : pre-Hispanic paintings from three regions

Constructing power & place in Mesoamerica : pre-Hispanic paintings from three regions


  • Paxton, Merideth (1946-….). Éditeur scientifique
  • Staines Cicero, Leticia (19..-….). Éditeur scientifique

Merideth Paxton, who received her Ph.D. in art history, is Mesoamerican manuscripts editor of the Latin American Indian Literatures Journal. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico.

Leticia Staines Cicero is a researcher in pre-Hispanic art at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas. She participates in the « La pintura mural prehispánica en México » project and is the coordinator of the volumes dedicated to Maya murals.

Résumé de l’éditeur

Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area. These sophisticated, skillfully rendered images occur with architecture, in manuscripts, on large pieces of cloth, and on ceramics.


List of Illustrations

Chapter One. Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica: An Introduction
Merideth Paxton and Leticia Staines Cicero

Part One. Central Mexico
Chapter Two. The Teotihuacán Obsidian Industry and the Birds of the Sierra de las Navajas
Jorge Angulo Villaseñor and América Malbrán Porto
Chapter Three. Place Names and Political Identities in the Teotihuacán Mural Paintings
Davide Domenici
Chapter Four. From Orderly Past to Chaotic Present: The Transition to Spanish Rule in Aztec Pictorial Histories
Lori Boornazian Diel
Chapter Five. Early European Book Conventions and Legitimized Mexica History in Codex Aubin
Angela Marie Herren

Part Two. Oaxaca
Chapter Six. Dynasty and Hierarchy in the Tombs of Monte Albán, Oaxaca: Tell Me Your Name
Alfonso Arellano Hernández
Chapter Seven. The Divine Right to Hold Power in the Mixtec Capitals of Monte Negro and Tilantongo
Manuel A. Hermann Lejarazu

Part Three. The Maya Area
Chapter Eight. Pre-Hispanic Maya Animal Images: Cultural Implications from Ceramics of Known Provenience
María de Lourdes Navarijo Ornelas
Chapter Nine. Fragrances and Body Paint in the Courtly Life of the Maya
María Luisa Vázquez de Ágredos Pascual and Cristina Vidal Lorenzo
Chapter Ten. The Social Context of Food at Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico: Images Painted on the Pyramid of Chiik Nahb’
Ana García Barrios
Chapter Eleven. Mesoamerican World View and Cosmology in the Murals of Mayapán
Susan Milbrath, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Miguel Delgado Kú
Chapter Twelve. Pre-Hispanic Maya Solar Symbolism Illustrated in Diego López de Cogolludo’s Historia de Yucatán
Merideth Paxton

Appendix. A Comparison of the López de Cogolludo Katun Wheel with Three Books of Chilam Balam

Informations pratiques

  • Éditeur : Albuquerque [N.M.] : University of New Mexico Press
  • Date de parution : 2017
  • Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XV, 246 p.) : ill., cartes, fac-sim., couv. ill. en coul. ; 29 cm
  • Notes : Existe aussi en version électronique
  • Annexes : Notes bibliogr. en fin de contributions. Index
  • ISBN 978-0-8263-5906-3 (rel.) : 85 $. – 9780826359070 (pdf) : 85 $
  • EAN 9780826359063


  • PARIS-Médiathèque MQB
  • Absent à la BnF (en 2023)

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Olivier Jacquot (2023, 2 août). Parution : Constructing power & place in Mesoamerica : pre-Hispanic paintings from three regions. Amoxcalli. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse

Olivier Jacquot

Chargé de collections : manuscrits des fonds américains, Service des manuscrits ORientaux (SOR), département des Manuscrits (MSS), Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

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