The Code of Kings

The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

Author: Linda Schele,Peter Mathews,Macduff Everton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684852098

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 680

This highly informative tour of a lost civilization discusses Mayan history and culture and focuses on seven sites that exemplify the Mayan tradition of using public places to record their history and belief system. Maps, drawings & photos.

The Ancient Maya

Author: Jennifer Fretland VanVoorst

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756545641

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4527

Describes the Ancient Mayan civilization, including their religious views, intellectual achievements, and everyday life.


Anthropology and Aesthetics, 55/56: Absconding

Author: Thomas Crow,Francesco Pellizzi,Richard Taws

Publisher: Peabody Museum Press

ISBN: 087365854X

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 6582

This volume includes the editorial “Can the referent abscond with its own representation?” by Thomas Crow; “Ivory towers” by Richard Taws; “Are shadows transparent?” by Roberto Casati; “The hidden witness of everything” by David Doris; “Absconding in plain sight” by Roberta Bonetti; “Immanence out of sight” by Joyce Cheng; “A concrete experience of nothing” by William Smith; “Believing in art” by Irene Small; “Repositories of the unconditional” by Gabriele Guercio; “Behind the colonnade” by Clemente Marconi; “The myth of ‘unmade’ images and the art of absconding” by Gerhard Wolf; “Moving eyes” by Bissera Pentcheva; “Interior motives” by Melissa Katz; “‘A secret kind of charm not to be expressed or discerned’” by Rebecca Zorach; “Out of sight, yet still in place” by Minou Schraven; “Roma sotterranea and the biogenesis of New Jerusalem” by Irina Oryshkevich; “Style and substance, or why the Cacaxtla paintings were buried” by Claudia Brittenham; “Apparition painting” by Yukio Lippit; “Enlivening the soul in Chinese tombs” by Wu Hung; “Seeing through dead eyes” by Jonathan Hay; “On the ‘true body’ of Huineng” by Michele Matteini; “Boxed in” by Miranda Lash; “Digitalisation” by Boris Groys; and “Des figures et des catégories” by Remo Guidieri.

The Social Construction of Ancient Cities

Author: Monica L. Smith

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588343448

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 3687

What made ancient cities successful? What are the similarities between modern cities and ancient ones? The Social Construction of Ancient Cities offers a fresh perspective on ancient cities and the social networks and relations that built and sustained them, marking a dramatic change in the way archaeologists approach them. Examining ancient cities from a “bottom up” perspective, the authors in this volume explore the ways in which cities were actually created by ordinary inhabitants. They track the development of urban space from the point of view of individuals and households, providing new insights into cities' roles as social centers as well as focal points of political and economic activities. Analyzing various urban communities from residences and neighborhoods to marketplaces and ceremonial plazas, the authors examine urban centers in Africa, Mesoamerica, South America, Mesopotamia, the Indian subcontinent, and China. Collectively they demonstrate how complex networks of social relations and structures gave rise to the formation of ancient cities, contributed to their cohesion, and sustained their growth, much as they do in modern urban centers. The authors' analyses draw from ancient texts as well as archaeological surveys and excavations of urban architecture and other material remains, including portable objects for daily use and comestibles. They show clearly how early urban dwellers consciously developed dense interdependent social networks to satisfy their needs for food, housing, and employment, forged their own urban identities, and generally managed to thrive in the crowded, bustling, and competitive environment that characterized ancient cities. Not least of all, they suggest how urban leaders and urban dwellers negotiated a consensus that enabled them to achieve both mundane and extraordinary goals, in the process establishing their unique ritual, legal, and social status.

The Maya Prophecy

Author: P. A. Faber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469792109

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 2202

According to Mayan prophecy, the world will end December 21, 2012. It is a mystery how the Mayans came to this conclusion; it is also a mystery how to stop certain doom. But in all their wisdom, is there a possibility that the Mayans knew how to postpone the end of the world? If so, could there be an ancient text that reveals the answer archaeologists seek? Anthropologist Kate O'Hara thinks so. She and a team of fellow academics stumble upon a mysterious Mayan codex while investigating in the Yucatan Peninsula. Before the codex can be authenticated, however, it disappears, and the team begins to receive death threats from a menacing secret society. Luckily, Kate already made a copy of the manuscript, and so begins the lengthy process of translation, despite the terrible danger to their lives. The codex reveals the story of Ahkan, a Maya shaman, and her cousin and soul mate, Took Pac, a priest of the Maya Temple of Kul'kul'kan. Took Pac discovered a secret text written by the Mayan king and prophet, Chan Bahlam II. Kate believes the answer to the world's crisis may be found in the words of Chan Bahlam. Now she must try to translate the manuscript in time-and live long enough to share the good news with others.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians

Page: N.A

View: 608


Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7805

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Bericht aus Yucatán

Author: Diego de Landa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150205280


Page: 291

View: 478



die klassische Periode

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Central America

Page: 259

View: 4854


Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105616144

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6556

Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Die Ruinen Von Uxmal

Author: Eduard Seler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846019011


Page: 194

View: 557

Nachdruck des Originals von 1917.

Die Maya

Schrift und Kunst

Author: Nikolai Grube,Maria Gaida,Marie Luise Zarnitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832176884

Category: Central America

Page: 239

View: 5086


Magnum Magnum


Author: Brigitte Lardinois

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829604314


Page: 567

View: 1167


Wo die Liebe ist, da ist Gott

die Aufzeichnungen der Heiligen von Kalkutta

Author: Mother Teresa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783629022936


Page: 428

View: 7494