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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ISBN 10 : 0765340984
Pages : 416 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 416 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.

A Scattering of Jades

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:28165737
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Download or read book A Scattering of Jades written by T. J. Knab and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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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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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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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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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ISBN 10 : 9781108492546
Pages : 320 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 2019-06-30 with total page 320 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.

Tongues of Fire

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ISBN 10 : 9780190884116
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Tongues of Fire written by Nancy Farriss and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Tongues of Fire, Nancy Farriss investigates the role of language and translation in the creation of Mexican Christianity during the first centuries of colonial rule. Spanish missionaries collaborated with indigenous intellectuals to communicate the gospel in dozens of unfamiliar local languages that had previously lacked grammars, dictionaries, or alphabetic script. The major challenge to translators, more serious than the absence of written aids or the great diversity of languages and their phonetic and syntactical complexity, was the vast cultural difference between the two worlds. The lexical gaps that frustrated the search for equivalence in conveying fundamental Christian doctrines derived from cultural gaps that separated European experiences and concepts from those of the Indians. Farriss shows that the dialogue arising from these efforts produced a new, culturally hybrid form of Christianity that had become firmly established by the end of the 17th century. The study focuses on the Otomangue languages of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, especially Zapotec, and relates their role within the Dominican program of evangelization to the larger context of cultural contact in post-conquest Mesoamerica. Fine-grained analysis of translated texts reveals the rhetorical strategies of missionary discourse. Spotlighting the importance of the native elites in shaping what emerged as a new form of Christianity, Farriss shows how their participation as translators and parish administrators helped to make evangelization an indigenous enterprise, and the new Mexican church an indigenous one.

Americas (English Ed.)

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Download or read book Americas (English Ed.) written by and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

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ISBN 10 : 0787695335
Pages : 472 pages
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Download or read book Contemporary Authors New Revision Series written by Amanda D. Sams and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2008-03 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the worlds most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

Red Jade

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ISBN 10 : 9781569478608
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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.

Mythprint

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123432069
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Download or read book Mythprint written by and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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 : 384 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 2012-11 with total page 384 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.