Communication & Media Studies

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Codex Chimalpopoca

Edited by John Bierhorst
The University of Arizona Press

A transcription of the Nahuatl text, keyed to the translation, and a linguistic apparatus to help elucidate it.

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Huichol Mythology

The University of Arizona Press

Best known for their ritual use of peyote, the Huichol people of west-central Mexico carried much of their original belief system into the twentieth century unadulterated by the influence of Christian missionaries. Among the Huichol, reciting myths and performing rituals pleases the ancestors and helps maintain a world in which ...

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A Scattering of Jades

The University of Arizona Press

Long before Europeans came to America, the Aztecs created a unique culture based on myth and a love of language. Myths and poems were an important part of their culture, and a successful speech by a royal orator was pronounced "a great scattering of jades." A Scattering of Jades is an anthology of the best of Aztec ...

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Oâ¿¿odham Creation and Related Events

The University of Arizona Press

The origin stories of the O'odham (Pima) Indians of Arizona are renowned for their beauty and complexity but have been collected in only a handful of books. This volume—the third full O'odham telling of ancientness to appear in print—brings together dozens of stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during ...

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Bloodsucking Witchcraft

The University of Arizona Press

In the rural areas of south-central Mexico, there are believed to be witches who transform themselves into animals in order to suck the blood from the necks of sleeping infants. This book analyzes beliefs held by the great majority of the population of rural Tlaxcala a generation ago and chronicles its drastic transformation since ...

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