The Códice de Santa María Asunción : facsimile and commentary : households and lands in sixteenth-century Tepetlaoztoc

Williams, Barbara J., 1942-

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  • Creator Barbara J. Williams, H.R. Harvey
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, [1997] ©1997
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 410 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 32 cm
  • ISBNs 9780585129853, 0585129851, 0874805228
  • OCLC ocm43476602


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-408).
  • Text in English and Nahuatl; appendix in Spanish.


  • Pt. I. The Codex. Historical Context and Kindred Documents. Purpose and Date. Confirmation of the Tepetlaoztoc Provenience. Pre-Hispanic Antecedents of the Asuncion Codex. Organization of the Codex and Evidence of Missing Folios. The Missing Cover and Title Page and Extant Versions of the Asuncion Codex. Physical Description of the Asuncion Codex. Paper Stock and Watermarks. Inks. Analysis of Inserted Arabic Numerals. Marks of Prior Investigators. Format of Page Reproduction Notes. Orthography and Translations -- Pt. II. Glyphic Content and Writing Conventions in the Asuncion. The Censuses. The Milcocoli Land Register. The Tlahuelmatli Land Register. The Use of Color. Place-Name Glyphs. Glyphic Depiction of Economic Organization and Tribute Payers. Evidence of Cuadrilla Organization. Identification of Tlacuilos -- Pt. III. Interpretation of Nahuatl Glosses and Texts. Addition of Personal Name Glosses. Addition of Kinship Glosses. Texts Relating to Lands. The Asuncion Land Title. Identification of Elites in the Asuncion Texts -- Pt. IV. Page Reproductions of the Codice de Santa Maria Asuncion -- App. Typescript of the Francisco Rosales Translation of the Asuncion Texts
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