Juliette Testard is a doctor in archeology from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a CNRS research engineer at the 'Archéologie des Amériques' laboratory. She has studied the figurative representations of the Mesoamerican Central Highlands during the Epiclassic period (600 to 900 AD) since 2006 to understand the way in which these societies constructed their ideological and political universe and, in particular, their alterities. She explored the interaction and affiliation with the distant through material and visual culture in her doctoral thesis defended in 2014, for which she received the thesis prize of the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac (2015), Paris. This book constitutes the translation of an updated version of that university work. She is the author of several articles and book chapters and has organized several scientific events about the visual and material culture of the Epiclassic.
The mural paintings of Cacaxtla offer the starting point for a discussion of cultural interactions and the fabrication of prestige. After the disintegration of the Teotihuacán system, this book considers how city-states of the Central Highlands transformed their material culture to construct new political discourses to establish local authority. READ MORE
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