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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Peru

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465432476
Genre : Travel
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. This new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations that lead you straight to the best attractions. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Peru effortlessly.
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Ritual Violence In The Ancient Andes

Author : Haagen D. Klaus
ISBN : 9781477309636
Genre : Social Science
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Traditions of sacrifice exist in almost every human culture and often embody a society’s most meaningful religious and symbolic acts. Ritual violence was particularly varied and enduring in the prehistoric South American Andes, where human lives, animals, and material objects were sacrificed in secular rites or as offerings to the divine. Spectacular discoveries of sacrificial sites containing the victims of violent rituals have drawn ever-increasing attention to ritual sacrifice within Andean archaeology. Responding to this interest, this volume provides the first regional overview of ritual killing on the pre-Hispanic north coast of Peru, where distinct forms and diverse trajectories of ritual violence developed during the final 1,800 years of prehistory. Presenting original research that blends empirical approaches, iconographic interpretations, and contextual analyses, the contributors address four linked themes—the historical development and regional variation of north coast sacrifice from the early first millennium AD to the European conquest; a continuum of ritual violence that spans people, animals, and objects; the broader ritual world of sacrifice, including rites both before and after violent offering; and the use of diverse scientific tools, archaeological information, and theoretical interpretations to study sacrifice. This research proposes a wide range of new questions that will shape the research agenda in the coming decades, while fostering a nuanced, scientific, and humanized approach to the archaeology of ritual violence that is applicable to archaeological contexts around the world.
Category: Social Science

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Peru

Author : Maryanne Kennedy
ISBN : 9780756650667
Genre : Travel
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A highly illustrated guide to Peru in the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel series
Category: Travel

Obsidian Reflections

Author : David M. Carballo
ISBN : 9781492012764
Genre : Social Science
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Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion, and belief systems. Exploring the materiality of this volcanic glass rather than only its functionality, this book considers the interplay among people, obsidian, and meaning and how these relationships shaped patterns of procurement, exchange, and use. An international group of scholars hailing from Belize, France, Japan, Mexico, and the United States provides a variety of case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. The authors draw on archaeological, iconographic, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data to examine obsidian as a touchstone for cultural meaning, including references to sacrificial precepts, powerful deities, landscape, warfare, social relations, and fertility. Obsidian Reflections underscores the necessity of understanding obsidian from within its cultural context—the perspective of the indigenous people of Mesoamerica. It will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists as well as students and scholars of lithic studies and material culture.
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Cobre Del Antiguo Per

Author : Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025087565
Genre : Copper implements
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Bolivia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114672392
Genre : Bolivia
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Footprint Peru

Author : Ben Box
ISBN : UCSD:31822035466374
Genre : Travel
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Andean adventure capital. The best sights. Inca roads and mountain trails. Where to eat, drink and sleep. How to discover your own lost city. The world's deepest canyon, highest lake and the most bio-diverse jungle. The ultimate adrenaline rush. Where to find the best festivals. Guinea pig on the menu, a whale in the desert and condors at nine o'clock.
Category: Travel

Living Roots Of Peru

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105127429855
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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History Of Micronesia

Author : Rodrigue Lévesque
ISBN : 0920201067
Genre : History
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L Grimas De Luna

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210612532
Genre : Arauco (Chile : Province)
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Literary Cultures Of Latin America A Comparative History Institutional Modes And Cultural Modalities

Author : Mario J. Valdés
ISBN : 0195175417
Genre : Brazilian literature
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In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. Comprised of signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature.
Category: Brazilian literature

Visible Magazine

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173003753961
Genre : Arts, Latin American
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Archaeoastronomy

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ISBN : UOM:39015015763413
Genre : Archaeoastronomy
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Category: Archaeoastronomy