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Boone, Elizabeth Hill

Overview
Works: 54 works in 263 publications in 3 languages and 6,429 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Manuscripts  Catechisms  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Hill Boone
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Hill Boone
Stories in red and black : pictorial histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will be important reading not only for scholars of ancient Mexico, but also for avocational students of Pre-Columbian history who want to learn to read the Aztec and Mixtec codices and learn their stories and legends. Likewise, it offers food for thought to scholars in a variety of disciplines who think comparatively about histories and/or graphic systems of communication."--Jacket
Cycles of time and meaning in the Mexican books of fate by Elizabeth Hill Boone( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Hill Boone analyzes the entire extant corpus of Mexican divinatory codices and offers an explanation of the genre as a whole. She introduces the sacred, divinatory calendar and the calendar priests and diviners who owned and used the books. Boone then explains the graphic vocabulary of the calendar and its prophetic forces, and describes the organizing principles that structure the codices. She shows how they form almanacs that either offer general purpose guidance or focus topically on specific aspects of life, such as birth, marriage, agriculture and rain, and the forces of the planet Venus. Boone also tackles two major areas of controversy - the great narrative passage in the Codex Borgia, which she interprets as a cosmic narrative of creation, and the disputed origins of the codices, which, she argues, grew out of a single religious and divinatory system."--Jacket
The Aztec world by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-illustrated overview of the Aztec empire and society's development drawn from ethnohistoric sources and excavations at major imperial centers. Basic introduction for nonspecialists"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Writing without words : alternative literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interdisciplinary collection of articles focuses on pictorial and iconic systems of the Maya, Mixtec, Aztec, and Inca, and the social contexts of writing during the colonial period, to challenge western conceptualizations of art, writing and literacy. The final papers offer stimulating discussions of interactions between European and indigenous writing systems"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The Codex Magliabechiano and the lost prototype of the Magliabechiano group by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual human sacrifice in Mesoamerica : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 13th and 14th, 1979 by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incarnations of the Aztec supernatural : the image of Huitzilopochtli in Mexico and Europe by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art and iconography of late Post-Classic central Mexico : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 22nd and 23rd, 1977 by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztec Templo Mayor : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 8th and 9th October 1983 by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native traditions in the postconquest world : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 2nd through 4th October 1992 by Symposium Native Traditions in the Postconquest World( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important anthology marking, but not celebrating, the Columbian Quincentenary, directing attention to indigenous cultural responses to the Spanish intrusion in Mexico and Peru, utilizing as much as possible native documents and sources, and exploring mentalities. While we can benefit from the analysis and methodology in all contributions to this volume, items certain to interest Mesoamericanists include: Hill Boone, 'Introduction,' for the volume's orientation; Laiou, 'The Many Faces of Medieval Colonization,' for background, analysis of colonization as process, and its multiple forms; Lockhart, 'Three Experiences of Culture Contact: Nahua, Maya, and Quechua,' for special attention to language change as a reflection of broader cultural evolution in key areas; Hill Boone, 'Pictorial Documents and Visual Thinking in Postconquest Mexico,' for an examination of the endurance of these forms in 16th-century Nahua culture; Wood, 'The Social vs. Legal Context of Nahuatl Títulos,' for an examination of community self-representation in native manuscripts and pictorials in the eighteenth century; Gillespie, 'The Triple Alliance: A Postconquest Tradition,' for an explanation of the colonial manipulation of the symbolic triadic organization for a new historical tradition; Burkhart, 'Pious Performances: Christian Pageantry and Native Identity in Early Colonial Mexico,' for a study of the Nahuas' reshaping of Christian ritual; Karttunen, 'Indigenous Writing as a Vehicle of Postconquest Continuity and Change in Mesoamerica,' for an examination of Nahua and Maya writing traditions into the present, including evidence of women's lesser but possibly significant role; and, Cummins, 'Native Traditions in the Postconquest World: Commentary,' for concluding reflections on the interrelated elements of text (written, performative, visual, auratic, and so on), image, discourse, language, traditions, identity, and colonialism"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Falsifications and misreconstructions of pre-Columbian art : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 14th and 15th, 1978 by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting the pre-Columbian past : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 6th and 7th October 1990 by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their way of writing : scripts, signs, and pictographies in Pre-Columbian America( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and recording are key cultural activities that allow humans to communicate across time and space. Whereas Old World writing evolved into the alphabetic system that is now employed around the world, the indigenous peoples in the Americas autonomously developed alternative systems that conveyed knowledge in a tangible medium. New World systems range from the hieroglyphic script of the Maya, to the figural and iconic pictographies of the Aztecs, Mixtecs, and Zapotecs in Mexico and the Moche in Peru, to the abstract knotted khipus of the Andes. Like Old World writing, these systems represented a cultural category that was fundamental to the workings of their societies, one that was heavily impregnated with cultural value. - The fifteen contributors to Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America consider substantive and theoretical issues concerning writing and signing systems in the ancient Americas. They present the latest thinking about these graphic and tactile systems of communication. Their variety of perspectives and their advances in decipherment and understanding constitute a major contribution not only to our understanding of Pre-Columbian and indigenous American cultures but also to our comparative and global understanding of writing and literacy
Painted architecture and polychrome monumental sculpture in Mesoamerica : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 10th to 11th October, 1981 by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southeast Classic Maya Zone : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 6th and 7th October, 1984 by Symposium The Southeast Classic Maya Zone( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andean art at Dumbarton Oaks by Dumbarton Oaks( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of four catalogs documenting each piece in the Bliss Collection, work includes topical essays on the collector's perspective (E.H. Boone), the Andean world and technology of metal and cloth (H. Lechtman), textile structure and meaning (W.J. Conklin), and Peruvian textile art (A.P. Rowe). Object descriptions grouped by cultural affiliation include technological data, iconography, cultural significance, and reference to similar objects elsewhere"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Painted words : Nahua Catholicism, politics, and memory in the Atzaqualco pictorial catechism by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painted Words: Nahua Catholicism, politics, and memory in the Atzaqualco pictorial catechism presents a facsimile, decipherment, and analysis of a seventeenth-century pictographic catechism from colonial Mexico, preserved as Fonds Mexicain 399 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Works in this genre present the Catholic catechism in pictures that were read sign by sign as aids to memorization and oral performance. They have long been understood as products of the experimental techniques of early evangelization, but this study shows that they are better understood as particularly indigenous expressions of devotional knowledge. In addition to inventive pictography to recount the catechism, the manuscript features layers of additional material, including Nahuatl texts that focus on don Pedro Moteuczoma, son of the Mexica ruler Moteuczoma the Younger, and his home, San Sebastián Atzaqualco. Other glosses identify figures drawn within the manuscript as Nahua and Spanish historical personages, as if the catechism had been repurposed as a dynastic record. The end of the document displays a series of Nahua and Spanish heraldic devices. These combined pictorial and alphabetic expressions make the text a spectacular example of how colonial pictographers created innovative text genres, through which they reimagined pre-Columbian writing and early evangelization, articulated newly emerging assertions of indigenous identity, and memorialized native history."--
Painted books and indigenous knowledge in Mesoamerica : manuscript studies in honor of Mary Elizabeth Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prototype of the Magliabechiano manuscripts : the reconstruction of a sixteenth century pictorial codex from Central Mexico by Elizabeth Hill Boone( )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any study of the religion, calendars, and artistic monuments of the Post-Classic peoples of Central Mexico must draw from the wealth of information presented in the early Colonial documents painted and written shortly after the Conquest by or for Spanish friars and Spanish and Indian historians. However, our understanding of these manuscripts is often incomplete, and in many cases the documents are used uncritically, without a full comprehension of their purpose, originality, or the biases and knowledge of their creators. It is hoped that this study will make the eight existing documents of the Magliabechiano Group more useful tools for examining and explaining the ritual and artistic life of the Indians of Central Mexico. By reconstructing the prototype from which the documents in the Magliabechiano Group ultimately stem, the shared and unique features of the documents in the Group can be separated and the varying knowledge and ignorance of the different scribes and artists are brought into sharper focus. The manuscripts of the Magliabechiano Group can then be viewed as individual and differing interpretations of a specific model"--Leaf v
 
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Stories in red and black : pictorial histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs
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Cycles of time and meaning in the Mexican books of fateWriting without words : alternative literacies in Mesoamerica and the AndesRitual human sacrifice in Mesoamerica : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 13th and 14th, 1979The Art and iconography of late Post-Classic central Mexico : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 22nd and 23rd, 1977Native traditions in the postconquest world : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 2nd through 4th October 1992Painted architecture and polychrome monumental sculpture in Mesoamerica : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 10th to 11th October, 1981The Southeast Classic Maya Zone : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 6th and 7th October, 1984Painted books and indigenous knowledge in Mesoamerica : manuscript studies in honor of Mary Elizabeth Smith
Alternative Names
Boone, Elizabeth.

Boone, Elizabeth 1948-

Boone, Elizabeth H.

Boone, Elizabeth H. 1948-

Boone, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Hill)

Elizabeth H. Boone

Elizabeth H. Boone historiadora del arte estadounidense

Elizabeth Hill Boone Amerikaans historica

Elizabeth Hill Boone historienne de l'art américaine

Hill Boone, Elizabeth

Hill Boone, Elizabeth 1948-

Languages
English (210)

Spanish (11)

French (1)