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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 421–444.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... They vary primarily in the names of the testator and the notary or scribe who wrote the will and in whether the funeral will include a sung or said Mass. There are also variations in how words are spelled in the wills, “errors” that are sometimes quite revealing about the amount of training the scribe...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Nija’ib’ K’iche’ títulos and examples from other Highland Maya títulos, this article argues that the Highland Maya títulos served as instruments in negotiating power in the immediate community. As community records composed by indigenous scribes using the alphabet introduced by the colonizers, the títulos...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (2): 277–299.
Published: 01 April 2014
... cartography enhances our understanding of a painter's technical skills, allowing us to gain insight into the complex process of selecting and preparing a variety of organic and inorganic ingredients to illustrate them. Spanish scribes and regional judges used their own formulas to make ink, applying...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 525–552.
Published: 01 July 2015
... how Mayan scribes and illustrators understood European astrology and the importance that the Maya placed on both visual representations and Spanish textuality. These excerpts served a didactic purpose of teaching European conceptions of astrology and astronomy to a Mayan audience via a deliberate...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (2): 223–248.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Elena FitzPatrick Sifford Abstract Africans in the Americas were first visually recorded by tlacuiloque , or indigenous artist-scribes, in mid-sixteenth-century Central Mexican manuscripts such as Diego Durán’s History , the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, and the Codex Azcatitlan. These figures, while...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 445–468.
Published: 01 July 2015
... by the time they first came into contact with Europeans. Copyright 2015 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2015 scribe Postclassic Maya codex Venus References Aveni Anthony F. Saturno William Stuart David 2013 Astronomical Implications of Maya Hieroglyphic Notations...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 87–116.
Published: 01 January 2010
... would become “very good scribes and choir masters . . . and those Maya [who came to these schools] were later placed into the positions of caciques and governors and thus they gained the lordship.”14 Villalpando and Herrera adapted the Latin alphabet to the Maya lan- guage so that the Maya...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 409–420.
Published: 01 July 2015
... by examining its literacy. Literacy in Mesoamerica: Writing Was Not a New Technology The first essay in this issue, by Victoria Bricker, was also the keynote for the 2012 workshop. It set the stage for subsequent discussions in several ways. Bricker shows how to detect individual scribes...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 675–681.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Gallery 1. Scribe associated with Tun 12 Ahaw on Santa Rita north wall mural. After Thomas Gann (1900: pl. 29) Gallery 2. Venus table on Dresden 46–50. The upper register (a) includes the fol- lowing deities: Pawah-ayin­ (the crocodilian aspect of Pawahtun), the death god Kimil, Pawahtun...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 221–222.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Maya language and redacted by anonymous Maya scribes in the town of Teabo, Yucatán. Based on the paper used, the Teabo Manuscript was likely compiled in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, although most of its contents appear to have been copied and recopied from much earlier material...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 681–713.
Published: 01 October 2014
... Cosmological Text . Anthropological Linguistics 50 ( 1 ): 90 – 112 . 2010a Nahua Vocables in a Maya Song of the Fall of Chichén Itzá: Music and Social Memory in the Construction of Yucatecan Ethnicities . In Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests: Intellectual Interchange between the Northern Maya...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 651–674.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., and selected and trained the Maya maestros who in turn selected and trained gifted Maya boys for the posi- tion of escribano (scribe). Scribes were vital in the governance of towns, and it was they who wrote and maintained the considerable corpus of notarial documents that we have today (about two...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (4): 698–699.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Mendoza or the Codex Aubin, where native scribes assiduously noted the passing of an era. Cortés himself wrote of the total destruction of the Mexica city only to later use it as a capital. By the end of the sixteenth century, the old moniker of Tenochtitlan, or even Mexico-Tenochtitlan, had largely...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 135–164.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... These verbal accounts were trans- lated into Spanish by lenguas (“interpreters the translations were then transcribed, presumably as faithfully as possible, by scribes into the writ- ten record. While researchers have discovered only around fifteen of the documents that were drawn up...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 358–360.
Published: 01 April 2021
... cover.) Copyright 2021 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2021 Portraying the Aztec Past examines three interrelated Mesoamerican manuscripts created by sixteenth-century Nahua tlacuiloque (artist-scribes): the codices Boturini, Azcatitlan, and Aubin. The author, Angela Herren Rajagopalan...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 667–674.
Published: 01 October 2012
... by an elite stratum of Nahua society: alphabetically literate caciques and principales (high- and middle-­ranking indigenous notables) and municipal scribes and officers. Spanish priests and their native assistants also authored Nahuatl texts for the purposes of conversion. As the essays...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 765–783.
Published: 01 October 2012
... contain one or more of these Nahuatl varieties, by different scribes. Our analysis of these Nahuatl documents, in combination with Spanish-­ language sources, leads us to agree with Dakin that Nahuatl was not com- monly known or spoken by most native speakers of Mayan languages in mid...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 609–632.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of the Department of Indigenous Protec- tion in Chiapas. Urbina trained a corps of young bilingual indigenous men 614 Stephen E. Lewis Figure 1. The Chiapas highlands today. to serve as escribanos, scribes who acted as liaisons between their communi- ties...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 573–595.
Published: 01 July 2015
... assumptions about what signs are and how they function in the world. I argue that it is possible to gain insight into the semiotic ideologies of colonial scribes by examining extant texts such as the collection of Maya incantations known as the Ritual of the Bacabs.1 As scripts for performance...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (1): 135–136.
Published: 01 January 2022
... Spanish that betrays the translating scribe as ethnically K’iche.’ They had the title drawn up and the copies made for the purpose of possible future legal conflict that might arise to contest the privileges that the documents might have protected. Matsumoto’s book provides not only a valuable resource...