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University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL 60607-3320)
John Monaghan (Project Director: January 2014 to present)

The Lord Eight Deer Saga

Preparation for publication of the saga of Eight Deer, an 11th century king in southern Mexico. (24 months)

This project will organize and prepare for publication the texts that tell the story of an eleventh century hero of the Mixtex people of Southern Mexico. It will provide a scholarly introduction to Mixtec writing, literature, poetics and history, and produce a reading of the saga in English. The project will also produce an on-line work book that interested readers can use to teach themselves to read the original Mixtec texts.

Project fields:
Cultural Anthropology

Scholarly Editions and Translations

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$169,026 (approved)
$164,626 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017