Religions of Mesoamerica

Pictorial History in Mesoamerican Religions
June 20, 2016 – 01:37 pm
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The research project “Pictorial History in Mesoamerican Religions” focuses on visual forms of pre−Hispanic Aztec religious historiography and social text practices in the context of Mesoamerican religions. The project is primarily rooted in the Study of Religions, albeit inspired by several other cultural studies disciplines and approaches such as Anthropology, Visual Studies, Material Culture, Aesthetics of Religion, and Ritual Studies. In addition to gaining historical insights about the culture and religion of the Aztecs, the project aims at reflecting on the influence of European (religious) concepts of writing and ‘holy books’ in academic thinking about the Aztecs.

Home institution of the project is the Institut für Religionswissenschaft at Heidelberg University, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University as cooperation partner. Prof. Dr. Gregor Ahn (Heidelberg University) functions as official project coordinator. Prof. Dr. Davíd Carrasco is outgoing host at Harvard University.

Key words:

Pre−Hispanic Mesoamerica, Aztecs, Aztec Religion, Nahuas, Nahua Religion, History of Religions, Pictorial Writing, Literacy, Aesthetics of Religion, Material Religion, Visual Religion, Art History, Visual Culture Studies, Social Text Practice, Material Text Practices, Sacred Scripture, Ritual Studies, Postcolonialism.

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The Aztec people/tribe were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica in t

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