The Boturuni Codex is one of the most important sources of Mexican history. This sixteenth-century document describes the centuries-long journey of the Mexica. Tira de la PeregrinaciĆ³n (Codex Boturini). A 16th century pictorial annal of the Mexica migration from Aztlan. Home. English | EspaƱol. It is this story that the author of Codex Boturini set out to tell. How fully he could tell it we cannot know, because the manuscript ends in a rip in the middle of the.

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There has been considerable scholarly work on individual codices as well as the daunting task of classification and description. For this project, the INAH order several canvases measuring 1. Friday, June 29, Fontes rerum Mexicanarum 8. Cambridge University Presspp. Oxford University Presspp. The pre-Columbian codices mostly do not in fact use the codex form that of a modern paperback and are, or originally were, long folded sheets.

Essay on precolumbian Mexican [Aztec] Codex Boturini by Karl Young

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The artisans cidex press the rows using volcanic stone until the fibers are compacted to form a uniform layer.

These images, however, are less complex than those in the Telleriano-Remensis, with fewer looping footprints and an easily legible narrative told exclusively through pictures, seen below in Folios 5 and 7, showing Mexica migration along a route that is explained through place signs the curved hill shapes with a year count to the side to show the time-span of the particular section of migration. After spending several hours in the sun, the mixture is dried and the bark paper is ready to use.


Articles with text from the Nahuatl languages collective Commons category link is on Wikidata. After the bark is separated, the fiber is boiled for 10 to 12 hours with a mixture of ashes.

Aztec codices

Pizzigoni published an analysis. University of Texas Press From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The wet fibers are then placed on a wooden board accommodating several rows horizontally and then vertically.

The Mapping of New Spain: Some are entirely in Nahuatl without pictorial content. Once this process is completed, it is washed with clean water. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Classic Codex of Although these manuscripts were created for Spanish administrative purposes, they contain important information about the history and geography of indigenous polities.

Codex Mendoza is a mixed pictorial, alphabetic Spanish codez. Translated by Doris Heyden.

Some are written in alphabetic text in Classical Nahuatl in the Latin alphabet or Spanishand occasionally Latin. University of Texas Press Charles Gibson has written an overview of such manuscripts, and with John B.

The History of the Indies of New Spain. Glass published a catalog of such manuscripts that were published without the forgeries being known at the time. Colonial-era indigenous elites also kept documentation of their properties and privileges, as part of their cacicazgos.


A Social History of an Aztec Town. Book of the Gods and Rites and the Ancient Calendar.


blturini From past to the future: How it was created? University of Utah, They follow a standard format, usually written in alphabetic Nahuatl with pictorial content concerning a meeting of a given indigenous pueblo’s leadership and their marking out the boundaries of the municipality.

They contain prayers and mnemonic devices. Harvey, University of New Mexico Press, pp. Historia de Tlaxcala Ms. University of Chicago Press, There are a variety of documents, and include censuses such as The Book of Tributes c.

Boturini Codex

The digital edition of this codex is designed to offer the public an unprecedented approach to coedx of the founding documents of the history of Mexico. University of Oklahoma Press Druck und Verlagsanstalt Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt They list manuscripts for Central Mexico.

Mathematical accuracy of Aztec land surveys assessed from records in the Codex Vergara.