The Murals of Cacaxtla

The Power of Painting in Ancient Central Mexico

Author: Claudia Lozoff Brittenham,María Teresa Uriarte

Publisher: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 295

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"Between AD 650 and 950, a small city-state in central Mexico produced dazzling murals of gods, historical figures, and supernatural creatures on the walls of its most important sacred and public spaces. This study explores how the Cacaxtla murals constitute a sustained and local painting tradition, in which generations of ancient Mexican artists, patrons, and audiences created a powerful statement of communal identity that still captures the imagination"--

Frühkretische Siegel

Ansätze für eine Interpretation der sozial-politischen Entwicklung auf Kreta während der Frühbronzezeit

Author: Kostas Sbonias

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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An attempt to look afresh at `old' material such as the well-known seals of Crete. Sbonias' study looks first at the settlement picture of the island at the time when these seals were being produced. He then turns his attention to the classification of the seals and the immages on them, dividing them up according to shape and material. This is followed by grouping according to iconographic and stylistic elements. This done, the information is then interpreted so as to reveal niformation on social and economic aspects of the early Cretan seals: what developments are represtented by their use, their decoration and so on.

Kultureller Wandel und die Grabsitte im Frühneolithikum des Mittelmeerraumes

Author: Roland De Beauclair

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: 9781407314259

Category: Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient

Page: 246

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[Text in German] Neolithic cultural groups are traditionally determined on the basis of pottery distribution, and ceramic clusters have therefore been conflated with cultural ones. Though there has been general acknowledgement of the methodological and theoretical problems with this practice, it is still common. This volume aims to find a solution to this problem, by investigating this topic using burial customs. It includes data from nearly five hundred burials at fifty sites around the Mediterranean, thus providing wide-ranging but detailed evidence. The funerary evidence is presented in a thorough catalogue along with several maps and illustrations. The author, using spatial analysis, then combines his findings with the more traditional conclusions taken from ceramic evidence to provide a more nuanced set of conclusions. It thus provides a dynamic and detailed account of the complexities of Neolithic society in southern Europe. Written in German and with an abstract in English.

Ethnoarchäologische Studien zum Neolithikum Südwesteuropas

Author: Josef Winiger

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 246

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This volume examines Africa and the oldest pottery of western Europe; Chamblandes-Chassey-Cortaillod: where did the Mesolithics remain? and The ice-mummy of the Hauslabjoch and the Copper Age in the area of the western Alps. German text with English summaries, extensive bibliographies and numerous figures.

Sphragides

die gravierten Fingerringe des Hellenismus

Author: Britta Gerring

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This study is concerned with the examination of Hellenistic finger-rings, defined as such by their pictorial engravings. The principal aim of this art-historical and historical study is to provide a chronological framework for the designs, made difficult by the fact that these desirable items are often held in private collections. Motifs include Greek gods and goddesses, Hellenistic-Egyptian symbols as well as family emblems. The pictorial representations are compared with general trends in Hellenistic art and the production of finger-rings is examined in relation to Hellenistic material culture in general. This rigorous and scientific examination, focusing on the late 4th to mid 2nd century BC, concludes with a catalogue of 174 motifs.

Nueva historia general de México

Author: Erik Velásquez García,Enrique Nalda,Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo,Bernardo García Martínez,Bernd Hausberger,Óscar Mazín Gómez,Dorothy Tanck De Estrada,Carlos Marichal,Alfredo Ávila,Luis Jáuregui,José Antonio Serrano Ortega,Josefina Zoraida Vázquez,Andrés Lira,Anne Staples,Sandra Kuntz Ficker,Elisa Speckman Guerra,Javier Garciadiego,Luis Aboites Aguilar,Engracia Loyo,Soledad Loaeza,Ariel Rodríguez Kuri,Renato González Mello,Graciela Márquez,Lorenzo Meyer

Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC

ISBN: 6074623791

Category: History

Page: 818

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Esta obra sigue los pasos de la Historia general de México, publicada por vez primera en 1976 bajo la dirección de Daniel Cosío Villegas, pero es a la vez una renovación completa de aquel proyecto original como resultado de los cambios sustanciales que ha sufrido el panorama historiográfico en los 35 años transcurridos desde la aparición de la Historia general. Los 24 autores que participan en la obra aportan, en 16 capítulos, una mirada equilibrada pero puesta al día para interpretar la historia mexicana.

Die Welt der Schamanen

Traumzeit und innerer Raum

Author: Holger Kalweit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897674356

Category: Shamanism

Page: 443

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Die Religion der Zweimalgeborenen Die schamanische Initiation Wandlungssymbole des Bewußtseins Kurzbeschreibung: Der Autor führt den Leser mit diesem Buch zurück in das unendlich lebendige Reich der Seele. Die Schamanen der unterschiedlichsten Völker sind langerprobte Reiseführer und Wegweiser auf diesem Weg. Doch erst durch das psychologische Wissen, das wir im letzten Jahrhundert entwickelt haben, können wir die archaischen Handlungsweisen der Schamanen in ihrer Tiefe erfassen und verstehen. Der Autor schlägt dabei die Brücke zwischen uralten, fremd anmutendem spirituellen Erfahrungen und modernem psychologischem Wissen. So erhalten auch die Leser einen Zugang zum Schamanismus, die noch keine eigenen Erfahrungen mit inneren Räumen und Erlebnissen haben. "Die menschlichen Grunderfahrungen auf der ganzen Welt sind dieselben, da wir alle aus der gleichen Quelle hervorgehen." (Elisabeth Kübler Ross)

Ein Töpferort in Nordwest-Marokko aus Ethnoärchaologischer Perspektive

Author: Silke Schierenbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841713014

Category: Art

Page: 141

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An ethnoarchaeological and theoretical examination of the production, distribution and function of ceramics produced in Ifrane Ali, north-west Morocco. Sections examine the role of small-scale pottery production and larger centres and explore the cultural significance of industrial and domestic vessels as well as fine wares and highly decorative pieces and the role of both small and large. German text.

Kult bei der Arena

Nemesis-Heiligtümer im Kontext römischer Amphitheater

Author: Tim Wittenberg

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781407312460

Category: History

Page: 121

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The book looks at the worship of the goddess Nemesis within the context of the Roman ludi and offers the first entire collection and analysis of all known archaeological finds and findings that connect the cult of Nemesis with Roman amphitheatres. Several central aspects of the ancient games are thus emphasized: The political and religious dimension of the events as well as the significance and localization of its most representative goddess Nemesis. The goddess can be attributed to a figurative meaning for the demonstration and restoration of the Roman claim for justice - presented in the amphitheatre, where the most complete cross-section of Roman society came together.