Symbol and Meaning Beyond the Closed Community: Essays in Mesoamerican Ideas
Publisher: Institute for Mesoamerican Studies
x+267 pages with diagrams, plates, figures, tables and cited references. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in wrappers. Studies on Culture and Society volume 1. First edition.
Contents: Mesoamerican Ideas as a Foundation for Regional Synthesis by Gary H Gossen; A Scattering of Jades: The Words of Aztec Elders by Thelma D Sullivan; Reconstructing the Ethnohistory of Myth: A Structural Study of the Aztec "Legend of the Suns" by Doris Heyden; Metaphors, Nahualtocaitl and Other "Disguised" Terms Among the Aztecs by T J Knab; The Lords of "Place of the Ascending Serpent": Dynastic Succession on the Nutall Obverse by Jill Leslie Furst; Human Biology and the Origin of the 260 Day Sacred Almanac: The Contribution of Leonhard Schultz Jena (1872-1955) by Peter T Furst; Creation in the Popol Vuh: A Hermeneutical Approach by Dennis Tedlock; On Whom the Gods Tried Their Swords: A Semiotic Approach to the Combat Myths of the Popol Vuh by Kazuyasu Ochiai; The Hero Myth in Maya Folklore by Martin Pickands; On a Mountain Road in the Dark: Encounters with the Quiche Maya Culture Hero by Barbara Tedlock; Quichean Folk Theology and Southern Maya Supernaturalism by Garrett Cook; The Metaphor of the Day in Quiche: Notes on the Nature of Everyday Life by Duncan M Earle; Constant Inconstancy: The Feminine Principle in Atiteco Mythology by Nathaniel Tarn and Martin Prechtel; Maya Concepts of Astronomical Order by John R Sosa; Convergence of the Gods: Comparing Traditional Maya and Christian Maya Cosmologies by David G Scotchmer; The Chamula Festival of Games: Native Macronanalysis and Social Commentary in a Maya Carnival by Gary H Gossen.
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