Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292756569
Pages : 338 pages
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Download or read book Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate written by Elizabeth Hill Boone and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2013-05-17 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In communities throughout precontact Mesoamerica, calendar priests and diviners relied on pictographic almanacs to predict the fate of newborns, to guide people in choosing marriage partners and auspicious wedding dates, to know when to plant and harvest crops, and to be successful in many of life's activities. As the Spanish colonized Mesoamerica in the sixteenth century, they made a determined effort to destroy these books, in which the Aztec and neighboring peoples recorded their understanding of the invisible world of the sacred calendar and the cosmic forces and supernaturals that adhered to time. Today, only a few of these divinatory codices survive. Visually complex, esoteric, and strikingly beautiful, painted books such as the famous Codex Borgia and Codex Borbonicus still serve as portals into the ancient Mexican calendrical systems and the cycles of time and meaning they encode. In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Hill Boone analyzes the entire extant corpus of Mexican divinatory codices and offers a masterful explanation of the genre as a whole. She introduces the sacred, divinatory calendar and the calendar priests and diviners who owned and used the books. Boone then explains the graphic vocabulary of the calendar and its prophetic forces and describes the organizing principles that structure the codices. She shows how they form almanacs that either offer general purpose guidance or focus topically on specific aspects of life, such as birth, marriage, agriculture and rain, travel, and the forces of the planet Venus. Boone also tackles two major areas of controversy—the great narrative passage in the Codex Borgia, which she freshly interprets as a cosmic narrative of creation, and the disputed origins of the codices, which, she argues, grew out of a single religious and divinatory system.

Certain Number-Theoretic Episodes In Algebra, Second Edition

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1351023322
Pages : 412 pages
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Download or read book Certain Number-Theoretic Episodes In Algebra, Second Edition written by Sivaramakrishnan R and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2019-03-19 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book attempts to point out the interconnections between number theory and algebra with a view to making a student understand certain basic concepts in the two areas forming the subject-matter of the book.

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 3).

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ISBN : 0567219518
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 3). written by Josep Rius-Camps and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2007-09-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third volume in the four-volume commentary on the Book of Acts, this work presents a fresh look at the text of Codex Bezae and compares its message with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text of which Codex Vaticanus is taken as a representative. It deals with Acts 13.1-18.23, the chapters that cover the first two stages of the mission to the Gentiles, with the intervening meeting in Jerusalem (14.28-15.41). For each section, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Vaticanus manuscripts, followed by a full critical apparatus which deals with more technical matters, and finally, a commentary which explores in detail the differences in the message of the two texts. Of particular interest in this part of Acts are the person of Paul and the unfolding of his character and theology. It is found that in the Bezan text Luke portrays him as a fallible disciple of Jesus who, despite his powerful enthusiasm, is hindered by his traditional Jewish understanding from fully carrying out the mission entrusted to him in these first stages. The conclusion is drawn that the portrait of an exemplary hero in the Alexandrian text is a later modification of the flawed picture.

The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy, and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany

Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN : 9780271043708
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Download or read book The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy, and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany written by and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection of liturgical readings is preceded by four full-page frontispieces illustrating the Hand of God, Uta dedicating the codex to the Virgin and Child, a symbolic Crucifixion, and Saint Erhard (the convent's patron saint) celebrating Mass. Four evangelist portraits accompany the readings from each Gospel. In this study, Adam Cohen provides comprehensive explications of the codex's renowned illuminations as well as the first thorough investigation of its historical context.".

Snapshots of Evolving Traditions

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110383977
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Snapshots of Evolving Traditions written by Liv Ingeborg Lied and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-01-23 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars of early Christian and Jewish literature have for many years focused on interpreting texts in their hypothetical original forms and contexts, while largely overlooking important aspects of the surviving manuscript evidence and the culture that produced it. This volume of essays seeks to remedy this situation by focusing on the material aspects of the manuscripts themselves and the fluidity of textual transmission in a manuscript culture. With an emphasis on method and looking at texts as they have been used and transmitted in manuscripts, this book discusses how we may deal with textual evidence that can often be described as mere snapshots of fluid textual traditions that have been intentionally adapted to fit ever-shifting contexts. The emphasis of the book is on the contexts and interests of users and producers of texts as they appear in our surviving manuscripts, rather than on original authors and their intentions, and the essays provide both important correctives to former textual interpretations, as well as new insights into the societies and individuals that copied and read the texts in the manuscripts that have actually been preserved to us.

On the Lips of Others

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 1477307249
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book On the Lips of Others written by Patrick Thomas Hajovsky and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An interdisciplinary study investigating how the name and portrait of Moteuczoma (a.k.a. Moctezuma/Montezuma) II were represented in Aztec monuments and colonial manuscripts and how the concept of fame operated in the Aztec world.

Codex and Context: Reading Old French Verse Narrative in Manuscript, Volume II

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004485988
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book Codex and Context: Reading Old French Verse Narrative in Manuscript, Volume II written by Keith Busby and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex)

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ISBN : 9004438912
Pages : 504 pages
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Download or read book Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex) written by Harold Attridge and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Nag Hammadi Codex I (the Jung Codex)

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ISBN : 9789004076754
Pages : 497 pages
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Download or read book Nag Hammadi Codex I (the Jung Codex) written by Harold W. Attridge and published by BRILL. This book was released on 1985 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Florentine Codex

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ISBN : 1477318402
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Florentine Codex written by Jeanette Favrot Peterson and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the sixteenth century, the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and a team of indigenous grammarians, scribes, and painters completed decades of work on an extraordinary encyclopedic project titled General History of the Things of New Spain, known as the Florentine Codex (1575–1577). Now housed in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence and bound in three lavishly illustrated volumes, the codex is a remarkable product of cultural exchange in the early Americas. In this edited volume, experts from multiple disciplines analyze the manuscript’s bilingual texts and more than 2,000 painted images and offer fascinating, new insights on its twelve books. The contributors examine the “three texts” of the codex—the original Nahuatl, its translation into Spanish, and its painted images. Together, these constitute complementary, as well as conflicting, voices of an extended dialogue that occurred in and around Mexico City. The volume chapters address a range of subjects, from Nahua sacred beliefs, moral discourse, and natural history to the Florentine artists’ models and the manuscript’s reception in Europe. The Florentine Codex ultimately yields new perspectives on the Nahua world several decades after the fall of the Aztec empire.

The Art of Movies

Publisher : Nicolae Sfetcu
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Pages : 1406 pages
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Download or read book The Art of Movies written by Nicolae Sfetcu and published by Nicolae Sfetcu. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 1406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as — in metonymy — the field in general. The origin of the name comes from the fact that photographic film (also called filmstock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist — motion pictures (or just pictures or "picture"), the silver screen, photoplays, the cinema, picture shows, flicks — and commonly movies.

To Cast the First Stone

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691203121
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book To Cast the First Stone written by Jennifer Knust and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-14 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the woman taken in adultery features a dramatic confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over whether the adulteress should be stoned as the law commands. In response, Jesus famously states, “Let him who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” To Cast the First Stone traces the history of this provocative story from its first appearance to its enduring presence today. Likely added to the Gospel of John in the third century, the passage is often held up by modern critics as an example of textual corruption by early Christian scribes and editors, yet a judgment of corruption obscures the warm embrace the story actually received. Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman trace the story’s incorporation into Gospel books, liturgical practices, storytelling, and art, overturning the mistaken perception that it was either peripheral or suppressed, even in the Greek East. The authors also explore the story’s many different meanings. Taken as an illustration of the expansiveness of Christ’s mercy, the purported superiority of Christians over Jews, the necessity of penance, and more, this vivid episode has invited any number of creative receptions. This history reveals as much about the changing priorities of audiences, scribes, editors, and scholars as it does about an “original” text of John. To Cast the First Stone calls attention to significant shifts in Christian book cultures and the enduring impact of oral tradition on the preservation—and destabilization—of scripture.

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 2)

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ISBN : 0567040127
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 2) written by Josep Rius-Camps and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-06-20 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This final volume in the four-volume commentary, The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae, continues the comparison of the message of Acts transmitted by Codex Bezae with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text, represented by Codex Vaticanus. For each section of Acts, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Alexandrian manuscripts, followed by a critical apparatus and, finally, a commentary that explores the variations in the message of the two texts. Working from this strong methodological foundation Jenny Read-Heimerdinger and Josep Rius-Camps conclude that the Bezan text is the earlier of the two. In the process they provide an illuminating and comprehensive guide to the Acts of the Apostles." --Book Jacket.

Codex and Context

Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN : 9789042013797
Pages : 941 pages
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Download or read book Codex and Context written by Keith Busby and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2002 with total page 941 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Codex Judas Papers

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ISBN : 9004181407
Pages : 672 pages
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Download or read book The Codex Judas Papers written by April D. DeConick and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains the proceedings from the Codex Judas Congress held to discuss the newly-restored Tchacos Codex. Since this codex is a newly-conserved ancient book of Christian manuscripts which had yet to be discussed collaboratively by a body of scholars, this book is nothing less than a landmark in Gnostic studies.

Codex Chimalpahin

Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN : 0806154837
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Codex Chimalpahin written by don Domingo de San Anton Munon Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking edition of the Codex Chimalpahin, edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, makes available in English for the first time the transcription and translation of the most comprehensive history of native Mexico by a known Indian. The Codex Chimalpahin, which consists of more than one thousand pages of Nahuatl and Spanish texts, is a life history of the only Nahua about whom we have much knowledge. Volume 1 of the Codex Chimalpahin represents heretofore-unknown manuscripts by Chimalpahin. Predominantly annals and dynastic records, it furnishes detailed histories of the formation and development of Nahua societies and polities in central Mexico over an extended period.

Mirrors for Behavior

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Download or read book Mirrors for Behavior written by Anita Simon and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: