The Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes

Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884024033
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Anthony F. Aveni gathers specialists from diverse fields to discuss temporal concepts gleaned from the people of Mesoamerica and the Andes. Essays address how they reckon and register time and how they sense time and its moral dimensions. To them, time is a feature of the process of perception, not just the sharp present ingrained in Western minds.

Merchants Markets and Exchange in the Pre Columbian World

Author: Kenn Hirth
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884023869
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Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Pre-Columbian World investigates the complex structure of economic systems in the pre-Hispanic Americas, with a focus on the central highlands of Mexico, the Maya Lowlands, and the central Andes. Essays examine the use of marketplaces, the role of merchants and artisans, and the operation of trade networks.

Making Value Making Meaning

Author: Cathy Lynne Costin
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
ISBN: 9780884024156
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"Volume based on papers presented at the Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium 'Making Value, Making Meaning: Technae in the Pre-Columbian World, ' held at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 11-12, 2013"--Title page verso.

Past Presented

Author: Joanne Pillsbury
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884023807
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"Volume based on papers presented at the symposium "Past Presented: A Symposium on the History of Archaeological Illustration," held at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 9-10, 2009."

Archaeology in Latin America

Author: Benjamin Alberti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134597835
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This pioneering and comprehensive survey is the first overview of current themes in Latin American archaeology written solely by academics native to the region, and it makes their collected expertise available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America, such as the domestication of camelids, the emergence of urban society in Mesoamerica, the frontier of the Inca empire, and the relatively little known archaeology of the Amazon basin. This book draws together key areas of research in Latin American archaeological thought into a coherent whole; no other volume on this area has ever dealt with such a diverse range of subjects, and some of the countries examined have never before been the subject of a regional study.

Native Traditions in the Postconquest World

Author: Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884022398
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"Important anthology marking, but not celebrating, the Columbian Quincentenary, directing attention to indigenous cultural responses to the Spanish intrusion in Mexico and Peru, utilizing as much as possible native documents and sources, and exploring men

The People s Zion

Author: Joel Cabrita
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674985761
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In The People’s Zion, Joel Cabrita tells the transatlantic story of Southern Africa’s largest popular religious movement, Zionism. It began in Zion City, a utopian community established in 1900 just north of Chicago. The Zionist church, which promoted faith healing, drew tens of thousands of marginalized Americans from across racial and class divides. It also sent missionaries abroad, particularly to Southern Africa, where its uplifting spiritualism and pan-racialism resonated with urban working-class whites and blacks. Circulated throughout Southern Africa by Zion City’s missionaries and literature, Zionism thrived among white and black workers drawn to Johannesburg by the discovery of gold. As in Chicago, these early devotees of faith healing hoped for a color-blind society in which they could acquire equal status and purpose amid demoralizing social and economic circumstances. Defying segregation and later apartheid, black and white Zionists formed a uniquely cosmopolitan community that played a key role in remaking the racial politics of modern Southern Africa. Connecting cities, regions, and societies usually considered in isolation, Cabrita shows how Zionists on either side of the Atlantic used the democratic resources of evangelical Christianity to stake out a place of belonging within rapidly-changing societies. In doing so, they laid claim to nothing less than the Kingdom of God. Today, the number of American Zionists is small, but thousands of independent Zionist churches counting millions of members still dot the Southern African landscape.

Their Way of Writing

Author: Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884023685
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Based on papers presented at the Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium Scripts, Signs, and Notational Systems in Pre-Columbian America held at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 11-12, 2008.

The Place of Stone Monuments

Author: Julia Guernsey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780884023647
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This volume considers the significance of stone monuments in Preclassic Mesoamerica, focusing on the period following the precocious appearance of monumental sculpture at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo and preceding the rise of the Classic polities in the Maya region and Central Mexico. By quite literally “placing” sculptures in their cultural, historical, social, political, religious, and cognitive contexts, the seventeen contributors utilize archaeological and art historical methods to understand the origins, growth, and spread of civilization in Middle America. They present abundant new data and new ways of thinking about sculpture and society in Preclassic Mesoamerica, and call into question the traditional dividing line between Preclassic and Classic cultures. They offer not only a fruitful way of rethinking the beginnings of civilization in Mesoamerica, but provide a series of detailed discussions concerning how these beginnings were dynamically visualized through sculptural programming during the Preclassic period.