Detail of the Florentine Codex, book 9. Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Med. Palat. 219, f. 371v

Visual and Textual Dialogues in Colonial Mexico and Europe: The Florentine Codex


Museum Lecture Hall

This conference considers how the many Nahua contributors to the Florentine Codex and their Spanish interpreter, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, used images and alphabetic texts to represent themselves and their cultures to mixed audiences in Mexico and Europe during the late 16th century. Participants examine the epistemological implications of a process that culminated in this unique manuscript, the product of a complex intercultural dialogue.

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