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The Resource Time, history, and belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico, Ross Hassig

Time, history, and belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico, Ross Hassig

Label
Time, history, and belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico
Title
Time, history, and belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Ross Hassig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hassig, Ross
Dewey number
529/.32978452
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.76.C35
LC item number
H37 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aztec calendar
  • Aztecs
  • Aztec cosmology
  • Manuscripts, Nahuatl
  • Time
  • Mexico
  • SCIENCE
  • Aztec calendar
  • Aztec cosmology
  • Aztecs
  • Manuscripts, Nahuatl
  • Time
  • Mexico
  • Kalender
  • Zeitbewusstsein
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
  • Azteken
Summary expansion
Based on their enormously complex calendars that recorded cycles of many kinds, the Aztecs and other ancient Mesoamerican civilizations are generally believed to have had a cyclical, rather than linear, conception of time and history. This boldly revisionist book challenges that understanding. Ross Hassig offers convincing evidence that for the Aztecs time was predominantly linear, that it was manipulated by the state as a means of controlling a dispersed tribute empire, and that the Conquest cut off state control and severed the unity of the calendar, leaving only the lesser cycles. From these, he asserts, we have inadequately reconstructed the pre-Columbian calendar and so misunderstood the Aztec conception of time and history. Hassig first presents the traditional explanation of the Aztec calendrical system and its ideological functions and then marshals contrary evidence to argue that the Aztec elite deliberately used calendars and timekeeping to achieve practical political ends. He further traces how the Conquest played out in the temporal realm as Spanish conceptions of time partially displaced the Aztec ones. His findings promise to revolutionize our understanding of how the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican societies conceived of time and history
Label
Time, history, and belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico, Ross Hassig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Time and the Interpretation of Other Cultures -- Chapter 2. Outside the Focus -- Chapter 3. Reinterpreting Aztec Perspectives -- Chapter 4. Why the Aztecs Manipulated Time -- Chapter 5. The Ripples of Time -- Chapter 6. The Colonial Transition -- Chapter 7. Time and Analysis -- Appendix: Pronunciation Guide -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
55941108
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292731394
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55941108
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Time, history, and belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico, Ross Hassig
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Time and the Interpretation of Other Cultures -- Chapter 2. Outside the Focus -- Chapter 3. Reinterpreting Aztec Perspectives -- Chapter 4. Why the Aztecs Manipulated Time -- Chapter 5. The Ripples of Time -- Chapter 6. The Colonial Transition -- Chapter 7. Time and Analysis -- Appendix: Pronunciation Guide -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
55941108
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292731394
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55941108
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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