Includes bibliographical references (p. -329) and index.
Map of Mexico -- 1. Painting and Writing. The torn net. A new look. The transformations of pictographic expression. The last Renaissance -- 2. Memories to Order -- 3. The Primordial Titles or the Passion for Writing -- 4. Colonial Idolatry. Idolatry at issue -- 5. The Christianization of the Imaginaire -- 6. Capturing the Christian Supernatural -- 7. A Last Reprieve for Composite Native Cultures. Composite cultures. Enforced interlocutors. The first onslaughts of modernity.