Mexican And Central American Antiquities Calendar Systems And History

Author : Eduard Seler
ISBN : 1333661827
Genre : Social Science
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Excerpt from Mexican and Central American Antiquities, Calendar Systems, and History: Twenty-Four Papers For a number of years English - speaking students of aboriginal American history have given much attention to the archeology and especially to the glyphic writing of the semicivilized peoples of middle America. Researches relating to the latter subject are of exceptional importance, not-only because of their bearing on native history, but on account of their application to the problems of the origin and development of writing in general. Investigations regard ing the American glyphic system have been greatly stimulated in recent years by kindred researches in various parts of the world, and more especially by the remarkable results achieved by Egyptologists, who, through the discovery of the Rosetta stone, have been able to present to the world historic treasures of the greatest value. Although there is no prospect that an American Rosetta stone will be found, since only one well-advanced system of writing had developed in the New World, the present investigations alongthis line are well worth the attention of the American Government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Ancient Maya

Author : Robert J. Sharer
ISBN : 0804748179
Genre : History
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The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded sixth edition of this standard work on the Maya people. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made this new edition necessary.
Category: History

Subject Catalog

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89126007822
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Monographic Series

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89126009208
Genre : Monographic series
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Handbook Of Latin American Studies

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ISBN : UCSD:31822015984412
Genre : Latin America
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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.
Category: Latin America

The Bookseller

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ISBN : UOM:39015071100021
Genre : English literature
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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The Cloud People

Author : Kent V. Flannery
ISBN : 0971958742
Genre : History
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A case study in the divergent evolution of Mexico's Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations, this collection has become a basic resource in the literature of Mesoamerican prehistory and has been widely cited by scholars working on divergent evolution in other parts of the world. Originally published by Academic Press in 1983, a new introduction by the editors updates the volume in terms of discoveries made during the subsequent two decades.
Category: History

Mesoamerican Architecture As A Cultural Symbol

Author : Jeff Karl Kowalski
ISBN : UOM:39015047441319
Genre : Architecture
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In this collection, prominent scholars provide new interpretations and useful syntheses of many of the most significant Mesoamerican architectural traditions from the Preclassic to the Postclassic periods. The essays examine the built environment as a carrier of cultural meanings. The many pyramid-temples, palaces, and ballcourts comprising Mesoamerican centers were constructed in the context of hierarchical societies, and provided monumental expressions of elite authority. The design of individual buildings, as well as the layout of site plans, often embodied Mesoamerican beliefs about the structure of the cosmos, natural forces, or the numinous power of landscape forms, thus providing sanction for the sociopolitical order.
Category: Architecture