By Justyna Olko
This major paintings reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings in their use, besides their unique terminology, one of the Nahuatl-speaking groups of Mesoamerica from the 15th in the course of the 17th centuries. Attributes of rank carried profound symbolic which means, encoding sophisticated messages approximately political and social prestige, ethnic and gender id, local beginning, person and group background, and claims to privilege.
Olko engages with and builds upon huge all over the world scholarship and assuredly illuminates this complicated subject, making a very important contribution to the fields of pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican stories. it's the first e-book to combine pre- and post-contact views, uniting ideas and epochs frequently studied individually. A wealth of illustrations accompanies the contextual research and gives crucial intensity to this severe work. Insignia of Rank within the Nahua World substantially expands and elaborates at the issues of Olko's Turquoise Diadems and Staffs of Office, initially released in Poland and not published in North America.
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