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Códices Prehispánicos - Pre-Hispanic Codices - Artes de México


Pre-Hispanic Codices. Ancient Mesoamerican books were painted by tlacuilos, whose hearts were said to have been touched by gods since they could communicate with them. These painter-scribes left us an extensive collection of stories about their gods, their ritual and medical knowledge, and their ancestors’ deeds and genealogies. In this issue, we explore those few books that have survived since pre-Hispanic times.

Written by: Manuel A. Hermann Lejarazu, Elizabeth Hill-Boone, Miguel León-Portilla, Johannes Neurath, Xavier Noguez, David Stuart. Coord.: Mónica del Villar.

Bilingual edition (Spanish and English).