Sep 25, 2020 Rare Books Virtual Lecture — What You See With Your Eyes
Why are texts written? and for whom? Why are texts recorded onto stable materials with the intent of a lasting existence? By studying the form, content, and style of the written record we can answer questions such these.
Explore early books in Nahuatl and Spanish and develop a sense of studying past texts in their physical form as a way to enhance textual analysis.
From Mesoamerican manuscripts
to sixteenth-century Spanish attempts to learn and understand Nahuatl
to seventeenth and eighteenth century Spanish histories, maps, and legal documents
to nineteenth century government proclamations
historical texts in their physical form gives us a strong, visceral sense of the who, what, when, where, and why of any written document.