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Codices of Mexico and Their Extraordinary History by Maria Sten
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Jun 18, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: history
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Recommended for: native American history fans
Read in June, 2012 — I own a copy

This is a rather odd book, poorly translated and informal in style. What is does is present the history of the codices recovered and still preserved from the cultures of the Aztecs, the Maya etc. The histories are sketchy as our knowledge of transmission are sketchy. Somewhat more complete, but still quite short, are anecdotal biographies of some of their discoverers, transmitters and interpreters. The book ends with some dubious translations of stories from the manuscripts.
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