Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico | Newberry

Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico

Cortes Map, Ayer 655.51.C8.

Cortes Map, Ayer 655.51.C8.

This virtual exhibition is based on The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico, a display of original manuscripts, books, and other materials at the Newberry from September 28, 2006 through January 13, 2007. Ellen T. Baird and Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera, both of the University of Illinois at Chicago, curated the exhibit. Drawing upon the Newberry Library’s remarkable Mexican holdings, this exhibition presents a wide range of religious, historical, and legal documents (including manuscripts, maps, and printed books) produced by, for, and about the Nahua. Funding for the web-based virtual exhibit was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the Illinois General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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