A Scattering of Jades

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Publisher : University of Arizona Press
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ISBN 10 : 0816523371
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book A Scattering of Jades written by Thelma D. Sullivan and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long before Europeans came to America, the Aztecs created a unique culture based on myth and a love of language. Myths and poems were an important part of their culture, and a successful speech by a royal orator was pronounced "a great scattering of jades." A Scattering of Jades is an anthology of the best of Aztec literature, compiled by a noted anthropologist and a skilled translator of Nahuatl. It is a storehouse of myths, narratives, poems, and proverbs—as well as prayers and songs to the Aztec gods that provide insight into how these people's perception of the cosmos drove their military machine. Featuring a translation of the Mexicayotl—a work as important today for Mexico's concept of nationhood and ideology as it was at the time of the Conquest—these selections eloquently depict the everyday life of this ancient people and their unique worldview. A Scattering of Jades is an unsurpassed window on ancient Mesoamerican civilization and an essential companion for anyone studying Aztec history, religion, or culture.

A Scattering of Jades

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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN 10 : 0765340984
Pages : 420 pages
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Download or read book A Scattering of Jades written by Alexander C. Irvine and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-07-13 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1835, with much of New York City's downtown destroyed by fire, Archie Prescott, who lost his wife and supposedly his daughter in the conflagration, runs afoul of one of P. T. Barnum's ex-sideshow workers, who uses an ancient text to resurrect a Mesoamerican god that plans to use the blood of Archie's still-living daughter to bring about the end of the world. Reprint.

Religion and Society

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ISBN 10 : 9789047422464
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book Religion and Society written by Gerrie ter Haar and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-10-30 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religion is a driving force of the twenty-first century. Here is a book that discusses every aspect of this fascinating subject, proposing an agenda for future study. The authors are leading scholars from all over the world.

Indigenous Education through Dance and Ceremony

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781137353610
Pages : 251 pages
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Download or read book Indigenous Education through Dance and Ceremony written by E. Colín and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-09-04 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the first book on Aztec dance in the United States, Ernesto Colín combines cultural anthropology, educational theory, and postcolonial theory to create an innovative, interdisciplinary, long-term ethnography of an Aztec dance circle and makes a case for the use of the metaphor of palimpsest as an ethnographic research tool.

Aztec Philosophy

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ISBN 10 : 9781607322238
Pages : 512 pages
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Download or read book Aztec Philosophy written by James Maffie and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2014-03-15 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie shows the Aztecs advanced a highly sophisticated and internally coherent systematic philosophy worthy of consideration alongside other philosophies from around the world. Bringing together the fields of comparative world philosophy and Mesoamerican studies, Maffie excavates the distinctly philosophical aspects of Aztec thought. Aztec Philosophy focuses on the ways Aztec metaphysics—the Aztecs’ understanding of the nature, structure and constitution of reality—underpinned Aztec thinking about wisdom, ethics, politics,\ and aesthetics, and served as a backdrop for Aztec religious practices as well as everyday activities such as weaving, farming, and warfare. Aztec metaphysicians conceived reality and cosmos as a grand, ongoing process of weaving—theirs was a world in motion. Drawing upon linguistic, ethnohistorical, archaeological, historical, and contemporary ethnographic evidence, Maffie argues that Aztec metaphysics maintained a processive, transformational, and non-hierarchical view of reality, time, and existence along with a pantheistic theology. Aztec Philosophy will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists, philosophers, religionists, folklorists, and Latin Americanists as well as students of indigenous philosophy, religion, and art of the Americas.

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135375959
Pages : 227 pages
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Download or read book Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective written by Stephen Ellingson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Issues of sexuality and gender are hotly contested in both religious communities and national cultures around the world. In the social sciences, religious traditions are often depicted as inherently conservative or even reactionary in their commitments to powerful patriarchal and pronatalist sexual norms and gender categories. In illuminating the practices of religious traditions in various cultures, these essays expose the diversity of religious rituals and mythologies pertaining to sexuality. In the process the contributors challenge conventional notions of what is normative in our sexual lives.

The Demons of Tiamat, the New Gods and the Exploration of the Nightside

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ISBN 10 : 9780989081702
Pages : 361 pages
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Download or read book The Demons of Tiamat, the New Gods and the Exploration of the Nightside written by Ardashir Frequency 435 and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-09-12 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World

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ISBN 10 : 9781607322412
Pages : 492 pages
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Download or read book Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World written by Justyna Olko and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2014-06-15 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This significant work reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities of Mesoamerica from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Attributes of rank carried profound symbolic meaning, encoding subtle messages about political and social status, ethnic and gender identity, regional origin, individual and community history, and claims to privilege. Olko engages with and builds upon extensive worldwide scholarship and skillfully illuminates this complex topic, creating a vital contribution to the fields of pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican studies. It is the first book to integrate pre- and post-contact perspectives, uniting concepts and epochs usually studied separately. A wealth of illustrations accompanies the contextual analysis and provides essential depth to this critical work. Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World substantially expands and elaborates on the themes of Olko's Turquoise Diadems and Staffs of Office, originally published in Poland and never released in North America.

The Mexican Mission

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108492546
Pages : 329 pages
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Download or read book The Mexican Mission written by Ryan Dominic Crewe and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-27 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a social history of the Mexican mission enterprise, emphasizing the centrality of indigenous politics, economics, and demographic catastrophe.

The Teotihuacan Trinity

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ISBN 10 : 9780292716650
Pages : 227 pages
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Download or read book The Teotihuacan Trinity written by Annabeth Headrick and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Northeast of modern-day Mexico City stand the remnants of one of the world's largest preindustrial cities, Teotihuacan. Monumental in scale, Teotihuacan is organized along a three-mile-long thoroughfare, the Avenue of the Dead, that leads up to the massive Pyramid of the Moon. Lining the avenue are numerous plazas and temples, which indicate that the city once housed a large population that engaged in complex rituals and ceremonies. Although scholars have studied Teotihuacan for over a century, the precise nature of its religious and political life has remained unclear, in part because no one has yet deciphered the glyphs that may explain much about the city's organization and belief systems. In this groundbreaking book, Annabeth Headrick analyzes Teotihuacan's art and architecture, in the light of archaeological data and Mesoamerican ethnography, to propose a new model for the city's social and political organization. Challenging the view that Teotihuacan was a peaceful city in which disparate groups united in an ideology of solidarity, Headrick instead identifies three social groups that competed for political power—rulers, kin-based groups led by influential lineage heads, and military orders that each had their own animal insignia. Her findings provide the most complete evidence to date that Teotihuacan had powerful rulers who allied with the military to maintain their authority in the face of challenges by the lineage heads. Headrick's analysis also underscores the importance of warfare in Teotihuacan society and clarifies significant aspects of its ritual life, including shamanism and an annual tree-raising ceremony that commemorated the Mesoamerican creation story.

Independence Day Resurgence - The Official Movie Novelization

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Publisher : Titan Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781785651366
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Independence Day Resurgence - The Official Movie Novelization written by Alex Irvine and published by Titan Books. This book was released on 2016-06-21 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty years after the events of the first film, the international community recovers and builds up Earth's defenses using technology salvaged from remains of the alien forces. However, the aliens were able to send a distress signal before their final defeat, which results in a new task force of alien ships coming to Earth and threatening the human race once more...

X-Men

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ISBN 10 : 9781302489540
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Download or read book X-Men written by Alex Irvine and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2016-09-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Americas (English Ed.)

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ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059172147658694
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Red Jade

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ISBN 10 : 9781569478608
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Red Jade written by Henry Chang and published by Soho Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While investigating two bodies found in Chinatown's historic Tong battleground, NYPD Detective Jack Yu's pursuit takes him from New York's Chinatown to Seattle's Chinatown, tracking a cold-blooded Chinese-American gangster and a mysterious Hong Kong femme fatale The bodies of a young man and woman are discovered at an address on the Bloody Angle, Chinatown’s historic Tong battleground. NYPD Detective Jack Yu had thought he was done working in Chinatown, but old allegiances pull him back in. Is it a simple murder-suicide? The grieving families want him to keep a lid on any stories that might further tarnish their family names—but the Golden Galaxy club, where the young woman worked, is made for scandal. Drugs, snakeheads, smuggled prostitutes: “Girls don’t last long before getting dirty.” As a puzzling web of links between the murders and the criminal underworld reveals itself, Yu’s investigation takes him across the country to another Chinatown, this one in Seattle. In the new city, stymied by the uncooperative local cops, he tracks a cold-blooded Chinese American gangster and a mysterious Hong Kong femme fatale.

The Girl with the Jade Green Eyes

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ISBN 10 : 9781479432455
Pages : 214 pages
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Download or read book The Girl with the Jade Green Eyes written by John Boyd and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2018-01-18 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the encounter long sought by mankind -- first contact with intelligent beings from outer space -- occurred two years ago in a remote area of the Idaho Panhandle, the event was not marked in the heavens with strange lights or on Earth with newspaper headlines. It began prosaically one Thursday morning in late May... "Where are you from?" She glanced toward the eastern ridge, studying it, and for a moment he thought she might point to a rock or a tree. Weighing her answer carefully, she pointed toward the top of the ridge and said, "From there." "From the other side of the mountain?" he asked. "No. From the other side of the morning."

The Jade Dagger - Book Two of the Seven Stones of Power

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ISBN 10 : 9780987418814
Pages : 374 pages
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Download or read book The Jade Dagger - Book Two of the Seven Stones of Power written by Andy Stone and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ruby Stone has disappeared and no one knows where it has gone. The Prophecy has failed and now Alaric must work out his next destination. To save the Seven Kingdoms he needs to find the stone before the Evil One does. The Alliance Army stands on the brink of battle with Nyrra's forces. A mysterious curtain of fog shields them and only Bern can see through its evil. Something is changing inside of him and if the Alliance is going to survive they must take notice. A new challenge has befallen the forces of good and they must succeed or else the Evil One shall rule for eternity as the journey continues.

The Dane Maddock Adventures Boxed Set Volume 2

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Download or read book The Dane Maddock Adventures Boxed Set Volume 2 written by David Wood and published by Gryphonwood Press. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 671 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking for action-packed adventure? Dane Maddock and his partner Bones span the globe solving ancient mysteries and taking on forces bent on the world's destruction. This collection includes books four through six of the Dane Maddock Adventures series, plus a bonus novella. Icefall The bones of the Magi have been stolen from their resting place in a German cathedral. When a dying priest whispers a cryptic clue, Maddock and Bones find themselves in the midst of a deadly race to solve a centuries-old conspiracy. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead... or what they will uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Maddock and Bones must outrun and outwit their enemies in the thrilling adventure- Icefall! Buccaneer For more than two centuries the Oak Island Money Pit has baffled researchers and foiled treasure hunters, and when Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they get much more than they bargained for. Danger lies at every turn as they search for a treasure out of legend that dates back to the time of Christ. Ancient wonders, hidden temples, mythical creatures, secret societies, and foes new and old await as Maddock and Bones unravel a pirate’s deadly secret in Buccaneer. Atlantis What is the true story behind the fabled lost continent of Atlantis, and what power did the Atlanteans wield? When archaeologist Sofia Perez unearths the remains of an Atlantean city, she unwittingly gives the Dominion the power to remake the world after its own design. From the depths of the Caribbean to the streets of Paris, to Japanese islands and beyond, Join former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake on a race to stop the Dominion from unleashing its greatest threat yet in the thrilling adventure, Atlantis! Primitive Bones teams up with a television crew to investigate a creature out of legend, but what if the legend is true? Praise for David Wood’s Dane Maddock Adventures “If you’re after a fast-paced read, David Wood’s wise-cracking heroes Maddock and Bones will take you on a winter romp through snow-covered cathedrals, ice caves, pagan temples and Christian myth in search of the skulls of the Magi. Icefall packs in the fist fights, cipher cracking, and ancient secrets that all action adventure lovers will enjoy.” Joanna Penn, author of Pentecost and Prophecy “Ancient cave paintings? Cities of gold? Secret scrolls? Sign me up! A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” – Robert Masello, author of The Medusa Amulet “A non-stop thrill ride triple threat- smart, funny and mysterious!” Jeremy Robinson, author of Instinct and Threshold “Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. Wood’s latest book, Quest, is a tremendous classic adventure. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line.” Edward G. Talbot, author of 2010: The Fifth World