The Madrid Codex

The Madrid Codex

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This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, the Madrid Codex includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from the second to the fifteenth centuries A.D. Some scholars have recently argued that the Madrid Codex originated in the PetAƒA‚Acn region of Guatemala and post-dates European contact. The contributors to this volume challenge that view by demonstrating convincingly that it originated in northern YucatAƒA‚Ain and was painted in the Pre-Columbian era. In addition, several contributors reveal provocative connections among the Madrid and Borgia group of codices from Central Mexico.a remainder of 1) allows the trecena pattern to accommodate a shorter four- part cycling in which the first day shares its association with ... The in extenso format, through its comprehensive, gridlike structure, coordinates all of these subgroupings of the ... That is, the Borgia in extenso almanac relates structurally to at least 31 of the manuscripta#39;s remaining 68 pages. ... in extenso almanacs diagram the multilayered mathematical complexity of the 260-day ritual calendar, facilitating theanbsp;...

Title:The Madrid Codex
Author: Gabrielle Vail, Anthony Aveni
Publisher:Univ Pr of Colorado - 2009-03-31

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