The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame

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Author: Whittington, E Michael (editor)

Year: 2001

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Place: New York


288 pages with pictorial title page, illustrations, maps, diagrams, figures, tables, bibliography and index. Quarto (12" x 9") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and embossed vignette on front cover in original pictorial jacket. Foreword by Mary Lou Babb. First edition.

Contents: Rubber and Rubber Balls in Mesoamerica by Laura Filloy Nadal; Gender, Power and Fertility in the Olmec Ritual Ballgame by Douglas E Bradley; Unity in Duality: The Practice and Symbols of the Mesoamerican Ballgame by Maria Teresa Uriarte; Dressed to Kill: Stone Regalia of the Mesoamerican Ballgame by John F Scott; Performing on the Court by Jane Stevenson Day; The Maya Ballgame: Rebirth in the Court of Life and Death by Mary Miller; The Ballcourt in Tenochtitlan by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma; The Architectural Background of the Pre-Hispanic Ballgame: An Evolutionary Perspective by Eric Taladoire; An Ancient Tradition Continued: Modern Robber Processing in Mexico by Michael J Tarkanian and Dorothy Hosler; The Modern Ballgames of Sinaloa: A Survival of the Aztec Ullamaliztli by Ted J J Leyenaar; Everything Old is New Again: The Enduring Legacy of the Ancient Games by E Michael Whittington.


Jacket spine head small chip with tear else a near fine copy in a very good to fine jacket.

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