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Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World by Justvna Olko

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In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities of Mesoamerica from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. In this interpretive study and handy reference, Olko engages with and builds upon extensive worldwide scholarship and skillfully illuminates this complex topic, creating a vital contribution to the fields of pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican studies. Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World substantially expands and elaborates the themes of Olko’s Turquoise Diadems and Staffs of Office: Elite Costume and Insignia of Power in Aztec and Early Colonial Mexico, originally published in Poland and never released in North America.


  • ISBN: 9781457184321 |
  • Hardcover: 528 pages |
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook