The Shark-Monster in Olmec Iconography. Mesoamerican Voices 2:1–31. Arnold,
Philip J., III. 2009. Settlement and Subsistence among the Early Formative Gulf
Olmec. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28:397–411. Arnold, Philip J., III,
Author: Deborah L. Nichols
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings together in a single volume article-length regional syntheses and topical overviews written by active scholars in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. The first section of the Handbook provides an overview of recent history and trends of Mesoamerica and articles on national archaeology programs and practice in Central America and Mexico written by archaeologists from these countries. These are followed regional syntheses organized by time period, beginning with early hunter-gatherer societies and the first farmers of Mesoamerica and concluding with a discussion of the Spanish Conquest and frontiers and peripheries of Mesoamerica. Topical and comparative articles comprise the remainder of Handbook. They cover important dimensions of prehispanic societies—from ecology, economy, and environment to social and political relations—and discuss significant methodological contributions, such as geo-chemical source studies, as well as new theories and diverse theoretical perspectives. The Handbook concludes with a section on the archaeology of the Spanish conquest and the Colonial and Republican periods to connect the prehispanic, proto-historic, and historic periods. This volume will be a must-read for students and professional archaeologists, as well as other scholars including historians, art historians, geographers, and ethnographers with an interest in Mesoamerica.
Ancient Mesoamerica 14:299–318. Beekman, Christopher S. 2003b. “Fruitful
Symmetry: Corn and Cosmology in the Public Architecture of the Late Formative
and Early Classic Jalisco.” Mesoamerican Voices 1:5–22. Beekman, Christopher
Author: Brigitte Faugère
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Category: Social Science
In Anthropomorphic Imagery in the Mesoamerican Highlands, Latin American, North American, and European researchers explore the meanings and functions of two- and three-dimensional human representations in the Precolumbian communities of the Mexican highlands. Reading these anthropomorphic representations from an ontological perspective, the contributors demonstrate the rich potential of anthropomorphic imagery to elucidate personhood, conceptions of the body, and the relationship of human beings to other entities, nature, and the cosmos. Using case studies covering a broad span of highlands prehistory—Classic Teotihuacan divine iconography, ceramic figures in Late Formative West Mexico, Epiclassic Puebla-Tlaxcala costumed figurines, earth sculptures in Prehispanic Oaxaca, Early Postclassic Tula symbolic burials, Late Postclassic representations of Aztec Kings, and more—contributors examine both Mesoamerican representations of the body in changing social, political, and economic conditions and the multivalent emic meanings of these representations. They explore the technology of artifact production, the body’s place in social structures and rituals, the language of the body as expressed in postures and gestures, hybrid and transformative combinations of human and animal bodies, bodily representations of social categories, body modification, and the significance of portable and fixed representations. Anthropomorphic Imagery in the Mesoamerican Highlands provides a wide range of insights into Mesoamerican concepts of personhood and identity, the constitution of the human body, and human relationships with gods and ancestors. It will be of great value to students and scholars of the archaeology and art history of Mexico. Contributors: Claire Billard, Danièle Dehouve, Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Melissa Logan, Sylvie Peperstraete, Patricia Plunket, Mari Carmen Serra Puche, Juliette Testard, Andrew Turner, Gabriela Uruñuela, Marcus Winter
... K. (2005) Mesoamerican Voices: NativeLanguage Writings from Colonial
Mexico, Oaxaca, Yucatan, and Guatemala. Cambridge University Press,
Cambridge. Retamal Avila, J. (2000) Testamentos de indios en Chile colonial,
Author: Thomas H. Holloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest
Haskett, however, uses these Nahuatl texts to present a colorful portrait of how the Tlalhuicas of Cuernavaca and its environs made intellectual sense of their place in the colonial scheme, conceived of their relationship to the sacred ...
Author: Robert Stephen Haskett
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Social Science
Cuernavaca, often called the “Mexican Paradise” or “Land of Eternal Spring,” has a deep, rich history. Few visitors to this modern resort city near Mexico City would guess from its Spanish architecture and landmarks that it was governed by its Tlalhuican residents until the early nineteenth century. Formerly called Cuauhnahuac, the city was renamed by the Spanish in the sixteenth century when Hernando Cortés built his stone palacio on its main square and thrust Cuernavaca into the colonial age. In Visions of Paradise, Robert Haskett presents a history of Cuernavaca, basing his account on an important body of late-seventeenth-century historical records known as primordial titles, written by still unknown members of the Native population. Until comparatively recently, these indigenous-language documents have been dismissed as “false” or “forged” land records. Haskett, however, uses these Nahuatl texts to present a colorful portrait of how the Tlalhuicas of Cuernavaca and its environs made intellectual sense of their place in the colonial scheme, conceived of their relationship to the sacred worlds of both their native religion and Christianity, and defined their own history. Surveying the local history of Cuernavaca from precontact observations by the Aztecs through postclassic times to the present, with a concentration on early colonial times, Haskett finds that the Native authors of the primordial titles crafted a celebratory history proclaiming themselves to be an enduringly autonomous, essentially unconquered people who triumphed over the rigors of the Spanish colonial system.
Verlag von Flemming, Berlin Palka, Joel, and Jeff Buechler 2003 Monument to a
Matriarch: A Classic Maya Stela at the Art Institute of Chicago. Mesoamerican Voices, Vol. 1: 41—64 Stierlin, Henri (Editor) 1998 Mexique: Terre des Dieux.
... and translation of Fernando Horcasitas 1972 : 125 - 135 ) NEW INDIAN
WRITING IN MESOAMERICA In addition to the incorporation of Native Mesoamerican voices into the national literatures , ethnohistories , and
anthropological studies in ...
Author: Robert M. Carmack
Category: Social Science
"Comprehensive overview of Mesoamerican cultural traditions. Introductory chapter sketches the Mesoamerican physical setting and the field of Mesoamerican studies. Six chapters of volume's first section present the history of Mesoamerican peoples from pr
Mesoamerican voices: native-language writings from colonial Mexico, Oaxaca,
Yucatan, and Guatemala. Edited by Matthew Restall, Lisa Sousa, Kevin
Terraciano. Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury
chapter 14 Voices through time in Meso-American textiles Yosi Anaya
Universidad Veracruzana, México This paper interprets the Bakhtinian notion of
polyphony regarding texts in the textiles of Meso-American women. Although this
is not a ...
Author: Clara-Ubaldina Lorda
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Spaces of Polyphony covers a lot of ground. It echoes the voices of researchers and their informants from many different places and backgrounds. Among the variety of languages under study and methodological approaches there is also a common ground and narrative thread underpinning the polyphonic chorus of the contributors. From a shared starting point of discourse analysis and inspiration from Bakhtin, the various authors span from East to West, from Moscow to Texas, from Romania and Czech Republic to Mexico. They look into all ages, starting from early childhood, and many walks of life, ranging from casual chatting among relatives to parliamentary speeches and TV shows, including formal education, literary inner monologue and translation. Irony, humour and self-awareness are recurrent themes. The array of voices and dialogism studied in this book is such that it even includes the silent (silenced) voices of people forced to express their heritage by weaving their discourse.
Mesoamerican Voices is the title of the work for good reason; the lack of
metanarrative (these are stories to which others ... These texts do not have much
in common beyond being indigenous voices in the colonial world, part of a
continuum of ...
As with everything in Mesoamerica, continuity and invention were intertwined —
in social and group activities as well as in ... Conservatives remained loyal to
Spain, but their voices were overcome by the more vociferous liberals who
Author: Kay Almere Read
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
An excellent resource, Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology introduces readers to the mythology of Mexico and Central America. Its chief focus is on Mexican Highland and Maya areas, as they were, and are, of utmost importance to Mesoamerican history. An extensive and edifying introduction defines the nature of myth, the Mesoamericans as a people, and the cultural worldview that informed Mesoamerican mythology. The Handbook presents historical and mythological timelines, with each time period and cultural group fully defined. Also featured is a quick geographical and historical survey of Mesoamerica from the Paleoindian Era to the present, as well as a discussion of some of the challenges and possibilities that structure Mesoamerican studies. Moreover, an extensive reference list and a glossary of cultural and mythological terms are included, and pronunciation guides are given throughout. With an annotated bibliography that ranges from film to websites, fiction to poetry, and from introductory to scholarly works, the book is an all-embracing portal to its subject.
Mesoamerican Voices . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2005 . A
collection of indigenous - language writings from Mexico and Guatemala
translated into English , dealing with a wide range of topics on changes that
came about ...
Author: Howard B. Leavitt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
A collection comprising a wide variety of accounts of native peoples describing their initial encounters with European explorers, conquerors, and settlers. This extraordinary volume gathers together an astonishing array of voices of those so often overlooked by history. First Encounters: Native Voices on the Coming of the Europeans reaches back to add important overlooked viewpoints to our understanding of history, gathering together accounts describing the initial experiences of indigenous peoples around the world with European explorers, missionaries, traders, soldiers, and settlers. It is the first such volume with a truly global perspective. First Encounters brings together 42 authentic, first-person accounts, organized geographically in sections on Africa, North America, South America, greater Australia, and Asia. Selections, each with editor's notes, provide vivid, detailed accounts of the culture clashes that defined an era. From the Opium Wars to the Indian Wars, from the Aztecs who thought the white intruders were gods to the Japanese who thought them barbarians, readers will encounter a stunning array of voices from the other side of history. * Includes 42 accounts by native peoples describing encounters with European settlers and conquerors * Presents chronologies of important events in the era of European conquest * Offers a bibliography of annotated references to print and online sources
Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but scholarly new package, revealing how a new civilization – Latin America – emerged from that encounter.
Author: Matthew Restall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Few milestones in human history are as dramatic and momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but scholarly new package, revealing how a new civilization – Latin America – emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic and to the indigenous peoples whose lands were invaded. From the dawn of empires in the fifteenth century, through the conquest age of the sixteenth, to the end of empire in the nineteenth, Latin America in Colonial Times combines broad brush strokes with the anecdotal details that bring the era to life.
We also find the use of continuous lip rounding coupled with oversoft voice and
loose articulation in Jicaltepec Mixtec as a rhetorical style; falsetto voice in voiced
sounds is used in Huichol to express excitement, while in Totontepec Mixe a ...
Author: Jorge A. Suarez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
At least a hundred indigenous Indian languages are known to have been spoken in Mesoamerica, but it is only in the past fifty years that many of them have been adequately described. Professor Suárez draws together this considerable mass of scholarship in a general survey that will provide an invaluable source of reference.
REVISING HISTORY : AMERINDIAN VOICES IN COLONIAL TEXTS RAÚL
MARRERO - FENTE University of Minnesota ... Matthew Restall , Lisa Sousa ,
and Kevin Terraciano , editors Mesoamerican Voices : Native - Language
Writings from ...
Author: Organization of American Historians. MeetingPublish On: 2007
... Democratization of Invention Patents and Copyrights in American Economic
Development , 1790 - 1920 B . Zorina Khan Dissenting Voices in America ' s Rise
to Power * David Mayers Mesoamerican Voices * Native Language Writings from
Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
Author: Geoffrey E. BraswellPublish On: 2009-07-21
Specifically, economic determinists argued that state-level political organization
emerged in southern Mesoamerica as a ... Although there were a few dissenting voices, the Teotihuacan-centric view maintained currency well into the 1980s.
Author: Geoffrey E. Braswell
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Since the 1930s, archaeologists have uncovered startling evidence of interaction between the Early Classic Maya and the great empire of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico. Yet the exact nature of the relationship between these two ancient Mesoamerican civilizations remains to be fully deciphered. Many scholars have assumed that Teotihuacan colonized the Maya region and dominated the political or economic systems of certain key centers—perhaps even giving rise to state-level political organizations. Others argue that Early Classic rulers merely traded with Teotihuacan and skillfully manipulated its imported exotic goods and symbol sets to increase their prestige. Moving beyond these traditional assumptions, the contributors to this volume present extensive new evidence from archaeology, iconography, and epigraphy to offer a more nuanced understanding of the interaction between the Early Classic Maya and Teotihuacan. Investigating a range of Maya sites, including Kaminaljuyu, Copán, Tikal, Altun Ha, and Oxkintok, they demonstrate that the influence of Teotihuacan on the Maya varied in nature and duration from site to site, requiring a range of models to explain the patterns of interaction. Moreover, they show that the interaction was bidirectional and discuss how the Maya in turn influenced Teotihuacan.