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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 69–127.
Published: 01 January 2007
...John F. Chuchiak, IV Differing from the rapid political, economic, and social conquests, the conquest of indigenous sexuality was often a long and deeply contested arena of indigenous-Spanish encounters. The roots of what can be called the “sexual conquest” of the Yucatec Maya began...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 813–815.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Kenneth J. Andrien By Matthew Restall. (Stanford, : Stanford University Press,1997. xiv + 441 pp., preface, introduction, maps, glossary, bibliography,index. $75.00 cloth). 2000 Book Reviews The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (4): 611–642.
Published: 01 October 2003
...Quetzil E. Castañeda This essay explores the history of the political structure of town and municipal authority in a specific case study of a Yucatec Maya community. The town is Pisté, a community that has become a significant tourist center that provides services for the nearby archaeological...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 553–578.
Published: 01 October 2008
... represented himself as an authority on the Maya and as a model outcome of indigenista assimilation. Part revolutionary cacique (or boss), part ethnic broker, he used his mastery of Yucatec Maya and populist style to parry demands from below and to accommodate the new political and old economic elites. Still...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 87–116.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John F. Chuchiak, IV This paper offers a revisionist viewpoint on the nature of colonial Maya literacy, showing that the colonial Yucatec Maya elite utilized both the traditional hieroglyphic script and the new alphabetic writing skills taught by the Franciscan friars. By adapting and utilizing...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 721–744.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to the knowledge of colonial Yucatec Maya women through the interpretation of documentary evidence of three indigenous rites meant to facilitate women’s perinatal health and successful childbirth. This evidence is contained in the eighteenth-century collection of healing chants known as the “ritual of the bacabs...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 573–595.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Timothy W. Knowlton The manuscript known as the Ritual of the Bacabs is a rare corpus of Yucatec Maya–language incantations and medical remedies put to paper in the eighteenth century. When a given instance of discourse such as a healing incantation is put into writing, it is rendered...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (4): 749–753.
Published: 01 October 2013
... in this collection is a manu- script of forty-­four pages written in Yucatec Maya that was cataloged as a “Christian doctrine.” In the summer of 2012 while searching BYU’s archives for Maya religious texts, I fortuitously came across this manuscript. Having performed a preliminary analysis and deliberated...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 709–739.
Published: 01 October 2010
... The Conquest of the Last Maya Kingdom . Stanford: Stanford University Press. Kelley, David 1976 Deciphering the Maya Script . Austin: University of Texas Press. Knowlton, Timothy W. 2008 Dynamics of Indigenous Language Ideologies in the Colonial Redaction of a Yucatec Maya Cosmological Text...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 667–688.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Mayas are increasingly seeing bones and boneyards as sites of ritual potentialities and less as the material residue of their progenitors. Yucatec Mayas handle specific skeletons to bring about pragmatic ends, but bones are not altogether necessary for this either. In remote villages of Quintana Roo...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 503–508.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Indians and the State: 1540 to 1988 . Carol A. Smith, ed. Pp. 72 -95. Austin: University of Texas Press. Sullivan, Paul 2000 The Yucatec Maya. In Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vol. 6, Ethnology . John D. Monaghan, ed. Pp. 207 -23. Austin: University of Texas Press...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 409–420.
Published: 01 July 2015
... pictographic writing (for Yucatec Maya, see Chuchiak 2010). While writing in various and at times combined forms occurred even in legal domains, writing itself was not a common, everyday thing. Literate practices that informed daily life occurred more in the realm of ceremonies, and common legal...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 761–784.
Published: 01 October 2014
... Allan 1983 An Epoch of Miracles: Oral Literature of the Yucatec Maya . Austin : University of Texas Press . Carrillo Estanislao 1846 Papeles sueltos del Padre Estanislao Carrillo: Fantasmas . Tomo 4 . Mérida : Registro Yucateco . Carrillo y Ancona Cresencio 1863...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 689–719.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the association between midwife and creator grandmother. Copyright 2019 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2019 Mexico Yucatec Maya Tz’utujiil Maya Maya codices midwifery childbirth weaving For cultures throughout Mesoamerica, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth are inextricably linked...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 785–791.
Published: 01 October 2014
... for analyzing conversion and colonial spirituality among Yucatec Mayas by examining the role of urbanism in that process. Com- bining art history with archaeology and documentary analysis of Spanish- and Mayan-language­ texts, especially a text known as the Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, Solari’s...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 221–222.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Allen J. Christenson The Teabo Manuscript: Maya Christian Copybooks, Chilam Balams, and Native Text Production in Yucatan . By Mark Z. Christensen . ( Austin : University of Texas Press , 2016 . xv + 321 pp., illustrations, maps, acknowledgments, conclusion, appendix, notes...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (1): 195–196.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the colonial period exist to suggest the general trend of a cabildo dominated by nobles. In the end, Quezada and his contributions remain important in the historiography of Yucatec Maya studies, although more engagement with recent scholar- ship would have made his current book that much stronger. ...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 407–408.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the Yucatán penin- sula get attention in most of the essays, but geographically, two Nahuatl zones—those of Central Mexico and of Pipil speakers—effectively book- end the other language areas covered here: those of Mixtec, Yucatec Maya, K’iche’, Kaqchikel, and Q’eqchi’. Whatever the specific interest...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (4): 896–898.
Published: 01 October 2002
.... To that end, several contributors (Jon Schackt, Matthew Restall, and Wolfgang Gabbert) examine the history of the term and the social/semantic category Maya. In Yucatec Maya at the time of the conquest, the label Maya applied...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (4): 683–726.
Published: 01 October 2011
... Michelon Oscar 1976 Diccionario de San Francisco . Graz, AT : Akademische Druck und Verlagsanstalt . Restall Matthew 1997 The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550–1850 . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . 1998 Maya Conquistador . Boston : Beacon Press...