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The Legacy Of Mesoamerica

Author : Robert M. Carmack
ISBN : 9781317346784
Genre : Social Science
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The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situations of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions from the development of Mesoamerican Civilization through 20th century and their influence in the world community. For courses on Mesoamerica (Middle America) taught in departments of anthropology, history, and Latin American Studies.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Mesoamerican Cultures

Author : David Carrasco
ISBN : 0195108159
Genre : Central America
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Presenting the most up-to-date coverage on our knowledge of this society, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is the first comprehensive and comparative reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and modern Mesoamerica. Written for a wide audience, it is an invaluable reference for interested lay persons, students, teachers, and scholars in such fields as art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, Latin American culture, and the history of the region. Organized alphabetically, the articles range from 500-word biographies to 7,000-word entries on geography and history to the legacy of the arts, writings, architecture, and religious rituals. An extensive network of cross-references, blind entries, and annotated bibliographies guide the reader to related entries within the Encyclopedia and provide the groundwork for further research.
Category: Central America

Women And Knowledge In Mesoamerica

Author : Paloma Martinez-Cruz
ISBN : 9780816529421
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Paloma Martinez-Cruz argues that the medicine traditions of Mesoamerican women constitute a hemispheric intellectual lineage that continues to thrive despite the legacy of colonization. Martinez-Cruz asserts that indigenous and mestiza women healers are custodians of a knowledge base that remains virtually uncharted. The few works looking at the knowledge of women in Mesoamerica generally ex-amine only the written—even academic—world, accessible only to the most elite segments of (customarily male) society. These works have consistently excluded the essential repertoire and performed knowledge of women who think and work in ways other than the textual. And while two of the book’s chapters critique contemporary novels, Martinez-Cruz also calls for the exploration of non-textual knowledge trans-mission. In this regard, its goals and methods are close to those of performance scholarship and anthropology, and these methods reveal Mesoamerican women to be public intellectuals. In Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica, fieldwork and ethnography combine to reveal women healers as models of agency. Her multidisciplinary approach allows Martinez-Cruz to disrupt Euro-based intellectual he-gemony and to make a case for the epistemic authority of native women. Written from a Chicana perspective, this study is learned, personal, and engaging for anyone who is interested in the wisdom that prevailing analytical cultures have deemed “unintelligible.” As it turns out, those who are unacquainted with the sometimes surprising extent and depth of wisdom of indigenous women healers simply haven’t been looking in the right places—outside the texts from which they have been consistently excluded.
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The Myth Of Quetzalcoatl

Author : Enrique Florescano
ISBN : 0801871018
Genre : History
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Florescano traces the spread of the worship of the Plumed Serpent, and the multiplicity of interpretations that surround the god, by comparing the Palenque inscriptions, the Vienna Codex, the Historia de los Mexicanos, the Popul Vuh, and numerous other texts.
Category: History

Life In Ancient Mesoamerica

Author : Lynn Peppas
ISBN : 077872039X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the people, land, culture, religions, and legacy of ancient Mesoamerica, which is now known as the countries of southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children Of The Plumed Serpent

Author : Virginia M. Fields
ISBN : 1857597419
Genre : Art
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This beautifully illustrated volume offers an unprecedented look at the cultures of southern Mexico from pre-Columbian through contemporary times, featuring over 200 exemplary works and new, groundbreaking scholarship.
Category: Art

The Postclassic Mesoamerican World

Author : Michael Ernest Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015056445284
Genre : Social Science
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Thirty-eight chapters by twelve contributors provide a social and cultural analysis of life in ancient Mexico and Central America.
Category: Social Science

The Legacy Of Israel In Judah S Bible

Author : Daniel Fleming
ISBN : 9781107024311
Genre : Bibles
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This book offers a new way for biblical scholars and archaeologists to envision how the Bible's story relates to history. It presents a fresh case for the urgency and interest of biblical study in historical context, embracing the complications of a text collection with the messy history of transmission and uncertain knowledge of the past. Focusing on structures of politics and society, the analysis is situated in the broad study of antiquity, so that ancient Israel may contribute to understanding problems in the classical world and other domains outside the Near East.
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Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 9781101105177
Genre : History
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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.
Category: History

Making Sense Of Sports

Author : Ellis Cashmore
ISBN : 9780415552202
Genre : Social Science
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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.
Category: Social Science