Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Mayan Book online
Posted by Jim Watts
BiblioOdyssey reproduces a number of panels from a 13th century Mayan manuscript called the Dresden Codex. They are culled from the online exhibit by the Sachsische Landesbibliothek and the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI).