Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Examines 'the historical underpinnings of the sea change in the pictorial representation of calendrical time that took place in Hispanic Mesoamerica.' Discusses the deeply entrenched circular view of time in the West and the indigenous temporal representations in square or quadrangular form. The post-contact representation of time is thus an example of how fundamental native concepts were affected by the clash of cultures we call the Spanish conquest"--Provided by publisher. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Since antiquity, time in the West has been represented in circular form, the gear wheels of time churning out duration in endless years. At the time of the Spanish conquest, dials on round clock faces looked down from facades of cathedrals, their tones chiming out the hours that directed people's religious and workaday lives. Spanish chroniclers assert that the circle was also the principal mode of temporal expression among the New World natives they sought to Catholicize. Here, Anthony Aveni demonstrates that this was decidedly not the case. Rather, the indigenous quadripartite way of perceiving rendered the expression of time to have been decidedly square. He examines an array of calendar circles appearing in manuscripts from Central Mexico and the Maya area of Yucatan from the time of 16th-century contact up to the 18th century and follows the gradual intrusion of Western calendrical particulars into the native format. Dr. Aveni offers insight into the tension in the first generation of native scribes after the conquest, who were working with radically diffeent ways of knowing between the imposed requirement to change the way they thought about time and the desire to preserve their heritage and their identity. Illus.
Buchbeschreibung American Philosophical Society, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 116 pages. 9.92x6.61x0.39 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1606180258