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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 709-739.
Published: 01 October 2010
... primary textual sources from the Postclassic through Colonial periods written in Maya and Spanish, we document the transformation of pre-Hispanic Maya tree symbolism in response to contemporaneous European Christian myth and cosmology. We argue that, though having roots in pre-Hispanic iconography and...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 117-133.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., literary critics, or others). Using indigenous American media such as the Andean khipu, Moche fine-line painting, and Mesoamerican iconography as a starting and ending point, it proposes a dialogic model of literacy and subsequently a dialogic model of media that constitutes a revision of the traditional...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (1): 1-27.
Published: 01 January 2016
... indigenous proclivities to suicide and render Maya people exotic. In an effort to unravel the origins of Ix Tab and the contemporary beliefs about indigenous suicide, we studied the ethnohistoric origins of Ix Tab in Diego de Landa's Relación de las cosas de Yucatán and reviewed iconography from art...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 553-572.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Spanish. Indigenous literacies retreated to the domains of weaving and spirituality. Symbols from both the glyphic writing system and the iconography of precontact textiles gained new interpretations in these media. Copyright 2015 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2015 Maya weaving...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 689-719.
Published: 01 October 2019
... periods. Striking commonalities, as noted, are those that link weaving activities with pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, objects and iconography related to women and birth—in the form of serpents, umbilical cords, and ropes—tie the act of birth to primordial creation events and highlight the...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (4): 696-697.
Published: 01 October 2018
... followed their example. The iconography of indigenous coats of arms incorporated European and Mesoamerican heraldic conventions, creating something altogether new in the colonial period. Indigenous nobles were at times involved in the design, which demonstrated familiarity with Castilian heraldic...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 211-212.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... Finally, as Follensbee and Katie Buford remind us, gender and power are present in current interpretations of the deep past as they place archaeological interpretations of Etowah’s Rogan plates under the microscope to help us reconsider how we interpret iconography of the Mississippian past today...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (2): 316-317.
Published: 01 April 2017
... sustained usage of pre-Columbian iconography, the Uanacaze present themselves as conquerors of the region with a Christian-like ethnic identity. Similarly, the indigenous governor Don Pedro Cuiniarangari, an isleño , presents himself as an intermediary between the Uanacaze and the Spanish colonial...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 445-446.
Published: 01 April 2016
... teteoh and their ritual “embodiments.” Her interdisciplinary approach is comprehensive: with a solid grounding in Nahuatl-language etymology and philology, Bassett combines the perspectives of iconography, linguistics, religious studies, and her own ethnographic fieldwork to analyze three fundamental...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (1): 171-172.
Published: 01 January 2015
... alphabetic texts. The editors loosely organize the work’s thirteen chapters according to the sources primarily examined, although there is much overlap. In the first chapter, Daniel Graña-Behrens­ exam- ines the inscriptions and iconography of the Classic Maya and various colo- nial sources to...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (3): 529-530.
Published: 01 July 2018
... evidence (including from his own excavations), supplemented by epigraphy, iconography, colonial accounts, and ethnographic analogies from throughout the region. Rather than focusing on social inequality, gender, or hierarchy, Scherer is more interested in reconstructing the meanings of Classic Maya...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (3): 442-443.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in diplomacy and kinship, and communicated across the five major language groups of the region through lingua francas, ceremonies and rituals, maps, and iconography. These indigenous networks would later shape and constrain the ambitions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French, Spanish, and...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (1): 216-217.
Published: 01 January 2004
... writing homosexual history, and he calls for more ‘‘straight scholars in the field—to establish its bona fides Michael J. Horswell, one of Trexler’s targets, uses such iconographi- cal evidence as Spanish illustrations of Moche ceremonies to interpret the sacred and performative aspects of berdache...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (4): 733-737.
Published: 01 October 2003
... Pool’s discussion of Late Forma- tive Tres Zapotes in the Tuxtlas area. He suggests that the Olmec cultural shift to the Tuxtlas region coincided with the appearance of iconography highlighting the legitimization of...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (4): 896-898.
Published: 01 October 2002
... the secondary literature. The author incorporates archaeology, ethnohistory, iconography, ge- ography, and linguistics in his exhaustive study of Rab’inal. He relies most heavily on Kaqchikel and K’ichee’ documents...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (4): 898-900.
Published: 01 October 2002
... the secondary literature. The author incorporates archaeology, ethnohistory, iconography, ge- ography, and linguistics in his exhaustive study of Rab’inal. He relies most heavily on Kaqchikel and K’ichee’ documents...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (1): 125-161.
Published: 01 January 2009
... . Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Jansen, Maarten 1988 The Art of Writing in Ancient Mexico: An Ethno-Iconological Perspective. Visible Religion: Annual for Religious Iconography 6 : 86 -113. Kirchhoff, Paul, Lina Oden Güemes, and Luis Reyes García, eds. 1989 Historia Tolteca...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (2): 223-248.
Published: 01 April 2019
... ignoring the presence of Africans in early conquest battles, Spanish narratives, as Herman Bennett comments, “den[ied] the complexity that characterized the initial ethnography of the Nahua” (Bennett 2009 : 213). While the iconography of the black conquistador quickly faded, the extant images within...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 450-453.
Published: 01 April 2004
..., Baudez says that, based on his under- standing of the accompanying iconography, ‘‘the reading of the glyph in question is erroneous’’ (261). His methodological point seems to be that, in matters of religion, texts are suspect, best adapted to ‘‘communicat- ing events, chronology, history’’ (37). Only...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 453-454.
Published: 01 April 2004
... declares such work ‘‘lacking in rigorous method’’ and unable to ‘‘consider alternatives presumably those asserted by Baudez himself. When he mentions the way, or ‘‘co-essence a crucial concept in Maya notions of the soul, Baudez says that, based on his under- standing of the accompanying iconography...