A digital library of early Nahuatl-language resources (ca.1540-1825). Manuscript types include civil (birth, marriage, death, etc.), religious (testaments, preaching instructions, sermons, meditations, prayers, cofradía records, fiesta records, hymns, baptism records, theater), legal (statements by municipal officers, election records, petitions, land records, and other court records), historical (annals, primordial titles), calendrical, genealogical, economic (tribute records, market records, accounts), musical (songs), and literary (poetry, huehuetlahtolli), or linguistic (glossaries, vocabularies, grammars, language lessons).
The Mapas Project has as its focus the digitization and study of colonial Mesoamerican pictorial manuscripts. The term "mapa" was used loosely in New Spain to refer to pictorials that may or may not have had a cartographic dimension, but often showed the territories or landscapes of indigenous communities.
A gallery of high-resolution color images, each of them fully annotated, videos and interpretive essays on Vista’s six themes, along with discussion of related images. In the “Library” and “Texts” sections are primary documents relating to visual culture, with discussions and bibliography. Other features are seen in the sidebar.
View digitized codices from Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Independent and Revolutionary periods in Mexican history. Go to the section "Acervo Historico" and click on Tipo to find manuscripts, maps, and codices.
The Huexotzinco Codex is part of the testimony in a legal case against representatives of the colonial government in Mexico by the Nahua people of Huexotzinco. Scholars consider the codex to be the first pictorial representation of the Madonna and Child in the New World. In this webinar, cartography expert John Hessler examines the creation of the codex and its iconography.
In this webinar, cartography expert John Hessler provides an introduction to the production and uses of codices in the early Americas and examines the Mapa Quetzalecatzin, produced between 1570 and 1595 to represent the family tree of a prominent Nahua family.
The Oztoticpac Lands Map is a Nahua pictorial document with Nahuatl writing drawn for a court case in the city of Texcoco around 1540. The document, written on amatl paper, involves the land ownership of the ruler Chichimecatecotl, who was executed by Spanish officials in 1539. In this webinar, cartography expert John Hessler discusses the adjustments and accommodation taking place in the early colonial period, as well as the skillful use indigenous peoples made of Spanish laws and courts to maintain their rights and win concessions for themselves.
An extensive bibliography of the anthropology of Mesoamerica, including Mexico and parts of Central America, it includes areas such as archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, art history, linguistics, and physical anthropology. Available from the FAMSI website.
The home of the Center for Maya Research and the Center for Ancient American Studies, includes citations for reports on many topics in Native American studies in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, art history, iconography, epigraphy, ethnohistory, ethnology, and linguistics. Free website.
Extensive documentation of ancient Maya sites at Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, and Labna. Includes 19th and early 20th century drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as more than 1,000 recent photographs. An extensive annotated bibliography is also included.
An archive of rollout and still photographs of vases, plates and bowls, from the various cultures of Mesoamerica. The objects pictured are from archaeological sites, museums and collections throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the Unites States, Canada and Europe. Photographs by Justin Kerr, well known for creating visual documentation of ancient artifacts.
A database designed to help you start your research on almost any subject, in this case Latin American Studies. Contains recommendations for scholarship at all levels, whether encyclopedias and textbooks or journal articles and primary sources. Bibliographic essays and annotated citations on each topic. Peer-reviewed, selective, rather than exhaustive content chosen by experts in their disciplines. Covers a wide range of topics from Preconquest Latin America to the 20th century. Links connect you to UTSA-owned sources.
Selectively indexes and abstracts articles from art-related periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins published throughout the world. Also indexes dissertations and art reproductions. Many articles in full text.
Provides full-text access to approximately 800 journals in a variety of disciplines published by Wiley, as well as over 1,700 ebooks. Includes American Anthropological Association journals, particularly useful for information on Mesoamerica.
Selectively indexes articles and essays in anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary fields from more than 900 journals and monographic series published in English and other European languages.
Searchable full-text and full-image backfiles of scholarly journals, as well as e-books, and primary resources. Subject areas include the arts, humanities, social sciences, science, math, and business. Includes the Artstor Digital Library containing millions of images from the world's museums, archives, and libraries.
Provides citations and full-image access to doctoral dissertations and master's theses from more than 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Abstracts are provided for dissertations beginning in 1980 and for master's theses beginning in 1988. Full-image PDFs are available for most titles published since 1997 and a limited number of titles previous to 1997. Coverage is from 1861 to the present.
Indexes and abstracts over 2,000 journals, books, and other internationally published works on a variety of topics in the humanities. Provides citation information for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works, including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings, and illustrations. Note: Absorbed American Humanities Index, effective December 2005.
Indexes and abstracts more than 9,300 journals with full-text content for more than 5,300. Also indexes/abstracts over 10,000 monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. Highly multidisciplinary, this resource covers social sciences, humanities, computer science, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Offers indexing/abstracting to articles in over 3,300 journals across a wide range of subject areas, more than 1,700 of which are also available in full text. Subject strengths include the arts and humanities, business, education, health, international studies, law, literature, multicultural studies, psychology, the sciences, and the social sciences.