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Patterns of Warfare in Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Much of Mesoamerican trade was political, occurring under the protection of imperial domination. The relationship between economics and military expansion is frequently reciprocal, with the potential ... More


War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This study of warfare in ancient Mesoamerica offers insight into three thousand years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 bc to the Spanish conquest. The book examines the methods, purposes, ... More


The Approach to War

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book discusses Mesoamerica's military past. It also explores the role of war in Mesoamerican societies. It then places military matters in a broader social and historical context to show their ... More


The Impact Beyond the Empire

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Teotihuacan did not overthrow other empires, but dominated largely in the absence of other significant Mesoamerican powers. Teotihuacan exercised power and honed its military skills locally, but ... More


The Reintegration of Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The population of the Valley of Mexico became more dispersed and ruralized following Teotihuacan's decline, although the northern third of the valley was densely settled, culturally eclipsing the ... More


Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Ivano Caponigro, Harold Torrence, and Roberto Zavala Maldonado (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197518373
eISBN:
9780197518410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518373.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This volume presents the collective work of a team of twenty-one scholars who have investigated headless relative clauses in fifteen languages from five language families—all Mesoamerican but one. ... More


Feeling Pre-columbian: Chicana Feminists' Imaginative Historiography

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The “Feeling Pre-Columbian” serves as a respond to Elaine Scarry's often quoted assertion that pain is world-destroying, where an argument has been made to say that pain opens up new perceptions of ... More


Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Movement traces the ways in which fluid bodies actually move through the world. A composite image of the one legged trickster god from the few and brief allusions to Mesoamerican culture in ... More


Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Cameron McNeil (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

New models of research and analysis, as well as breakthroughs in deciphering Mesoamerican writing, have recently produced a watershed of information on the regional use and the importance of cacao, ... More


Figurines: Figuration and The Sense of Scale

Jaś Elsner (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198861096
eISBN:
9780191893063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861096.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book concerns figurines from cultures that have no direct links with each other. It explores the category of the figurine as a key material concept in the art history of antiquity through ... More


Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Christina T. Halperin, Katherine A. Faust, Rhonda Taube, and Aurore Giguet (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Figurines are among the most abundant class of artifacts known in the vast Mesoamerican culture. This volume examines these figurines from the Olmec to the Aztec civilizations. These small, often ... More


Approaching Mesoamerican Figurines

Katherine A. Faust and Christina T. Halperin

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

One of the most notable features of Mesoamerican figurines is that they are not without iconic quality—they are able to portray humans, animals, and supernaturals in small-scale and round forms. ... More


Early Olmec Figurines from Two Regions: Style as Cultural Imperative

David Cheetham

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Looking into the Olmec style of art brings about intense debates among Mesoamerican archaeologists. Certain disagreements are brought about by the meaning of this style particularly in terms of early ... More


Making a World of Their Own: Mesoamerican Figurines and Mesoamerican Figurine Analysis

Rosemary A. Joyce

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The three questions raised by the previous chapters are the following: Is there a feasible project that can be referred to as Mesoamerican figurine studies?; What are the necessary elements, and how ... More


The Determination of Cacao in Sample of Archaeological Interest

W. Jeffrey Hurst

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Although the use of cacao by the Mesoamerican people has been documented since the early Colonial period, archaeologists have been hindered from discovering the breadth of its use in rituals and in ... More


The History of the Word for ‘Cacao’ and Related Terms in Ancient Meso-America

Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter addresses the problem in linguistic reconstruction that is significant for work on lexical diffusion in Mesoamerica as well as research on the intercultural interaction that probably ... More


Traditional Cacao Use in Modern Mesoamerica

Cameron L. McNeil

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Several Mesoamerican communities still cultivate or purchase cacao and use it in their foods and rituals. For many of these Mesoamerica communities, the consumption of cacao is closely associated ... More


How Mesoamerican Are the Nahua Languages?

Jane H. Hill

in Migrations in Late Mesoamerica

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066103
eISBN:
9780813058276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066103.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Epiclassic Period is generally recognized as an era of major expansions of Nahua-speaking communities throughout Central Mexico, east to the Gulf Coast, and south into Central America. However, ... More


Literacy and Power in Mesoamerica

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

in Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 1 explores Maya and Zapotec systems of communication and contradictory colonial representations about Mesoamerican writing. It argues that writing and power were already interrelated in ... More


Inverting the Gaze from California

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

in Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The epilogue contemplates writing this book from Luiseño land, specifically focusing on a park created in Oceanside, California, the ancestral lands of the San Luis Rey Band of Indians. The epilogue ... More


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