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Star Gods of the Maya

Star Gods of the Maya

Astronomy in Art, Folklore, and Calendars

  • Author: Susan Milbrath
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292778511
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 382
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Observations of the sun, moon, planets, and stars played a central role in ancient Maya lifeways, as they do today among contemporary Maya who maintain the traditional ways. This pathfinding book reconstructs ancient Maya astronomy and cosmology through the astronomical information encoded in Precolumbian Maya art and confirmed by the current practices of living Maya peoples. Susan Milbrath opens the book with a discussion of modern Maya beliefs about astronomy, along with essential information on naked-eye observation. She devotes subsequent chapters to Precolumbian astronomical imagery, which she traces back through time, starting from the Colonial and Postclassic eras. She delves into many aspects of the Maya astronomical images, including the major astronomical gods and their associated glyphs, astronomical almanacs in the Maya codices [painted books], and changes in the imagery of the heavens over time. This investigation yields new data and a new synthesis of information about the specific astronomical events and cycles recorded in Maya art and architecture. Indeed, it constitutes the first major study of the relationship between art and astronomy in ancient Maya culture.

Die astronomische Datierung der klassischen Mayakultur (500 - 1100 n. Chr.)

Die astronomische Datierung der klassischen Mayakultur (500 - 1100 n. Chr.)

Implikationen einer um 208 Jahre verschobenen Mayachronologie

  • Author: Andreas Fuls
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3837005496
  • Category: Maya astronomy
  • Page: 264
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The Ritual Practice of Time

The Ritual Practice of Time

Philosophy and Sociopolitics of Mesoamerican Calendars

  • Author: Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004252363
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Drawing upon the category “ritual practices of time” the book offers a comparative analytical model and theoretical insights about calendars in Mesoamerica and in general. This comprehensive study systematically explicates how ritual practises are represented and conceptualised in intellectual systems and societies.

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Author: Lawrence Boudon,Katherine D. McCann
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292705357
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 944
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"The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies." —Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2001, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 2000. The subject categories for Volume 59 are as follows: Anthropology Economics Geography Government and Politics International Relations Sociology Electronic Resources for the Social Sciences

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

An Annotated Bibliography of Core Works

  • Author: Ana María Cobos,Ana Lya Sater
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 173
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The Latin American studies collections at many community, junior and four year colleges, and large public libraries often contain materials that are too specialized, uneven, outdated, incomplete, or written in Spanish or Portuguese--thus rendering them essentially useless to English-reading patrons. Better materials are out there, but librarians simply have not had, until now, a good resource guide to help in locating them. This work, designed as an acquisitions tool for colleges and libraries, is an annotated bibliography of approximately 1,400 recommended books published from 1986 through 2000 in the field of Latin American studies. It is divided into chapters that deal with reference works, descriptive accounts and travel guides, the humanities, language and literature, the social sciences, and science and technology. For the purposes of this book, Latin America is defined as all geographic locations south of the Rio Grande. While these are chiefly Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions, works about French, English, and Dutch speaking areas are also included. The literary works of authors living abroad are included if they are considered quintessentially Latin American. Periodicals, children's literature, audio-visual resources, and works about the Hispanic and Latino experience in the United States are not included. The majority of the works presented here were selected based on reviews from Booklist, Choice, Hispanic American Historical Review, Library Journal, Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review and Publisher's Weekly; also consulted were the catalogs of major university presses that focus on Latin American studies.

Latin America

Latin America

A Bibliography of Works in English from 1970 to the Present

  • Author: Juan Manuel Pérez
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 588
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Handbook of Latin American Studies

Handbook of Latin American Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: N.A
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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.

Journal of Mesoamerican Studies

Journal of Mesoamerican Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Central America
  • Page: N.A
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A Reading for the "earth-star" Verb in Ancient Maya Writing

A Reading for the

  • Author: Oswaldo Fernando Chinchilla Mazariegos
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mayan languages
  • Page: 25
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Archaeology

Archaeology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Heaven and Earth in Ancient Mexico

Heaven and Earth in Ancient Mexico

Astronomy and Seasonal Cycles in the Codex Borgia

  • Author: Susan Milbrath
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292743734
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 174
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The Codex Borgia, a masterpiece that predates the Spanish conquest of central Mexico, records almanacs used in divination and astronomy. Within its beautifully painted screenfold pages is a section (pages 29–46) that shows a sequence of enigmatic pictures that have been the subject of debate for more than a century. Bringing insights from ethnohistory, anthropology, art history, and archaeoastronomy to bear on this passage, Susan Milbrath presents a convincing new interpretation of Borgia 29–46 as a narrative of noteworthy astronomical events that occurred over the course of the year AD 1495–1496, set in the context of the central Mexican festival calendar. In contrast to scholars who have interpreted Borgia 29–46 as a mythic history of the heavens and the earth, Milbrath demonstrates that the narrative documents ancient Mesoamericans' understanding of real-time astronomy and natural history. Interpreting the screenfold's complex symbols in light of known astronomical events, she finds that Borgia 29–46 records such phenomena as a total solar eclipse in August 1496, a November meteor shower, a comet first sighted in February 1496, and the changing phases of Venus and Mercury. She also shows how the narrative is organized according to the eighteen-month festival calendar and how seasonal cycles in nature are represented in its imagery. This new understanding of the content and purpose of the Codex Borgia reveals this long-misunderstood narrative as the most important historical record of central Mexican astronomy on the eve of the Spanish conquest.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Books in Print

Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Bericht aus Yucatán

Bericht aus Yucatán

  • Author: Diego de Landa
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150205280
  • Category:
  • Page: 291
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Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

  • Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3105616144
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
  • View: 358
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Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Datenflut und Informationskanäle

Datenflut und Informationskanäle

  • Author: Heike Ortner
  • Publisher: innsbruck University Press
  • ISBN: 3903122203
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 212
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Im Digitalzeitalter haben die Produktion, Verbreitung und Speicherung von Daten gigantische Ausmaße angenommen. Pro Minute werden weltweit fast 140 Millionen E-Mails verschickt, 100 Stunden Videomaterial auf YouTube hochgeladen, 350.000 Tweets geschrieben, 970 neue Blogeinträge von Wordpress-Usern veröffentlicht und 240.000 Fotos auf Facebook hochgeladen — Tendenz steigend. Abgesehen von der expliziten Erstellung von Daten sind wir alle selbst als Mediennutzer und Konsumenten Datenquellen. Diese Daten sind bereits zu einem monetär relevanten, maßgeblichen Bestandteil gezielten Marketings geworden. Unter dem Schlagwort „Open Data“ wird auch gegenüber dem Staat gefordert, öffentliche Verwaltungsdaten für alle verfügbar und nutzbar zu machen. Gleichzeitig bieten Enthüllungsplattformen à la WikiLeaks gerade geheimen und vertraulichen Daten eine breite Öffentlichkeit. Und auch immer mehr Unternehmen und politische Parteien wollen aus der Datenflut im Netz Profit schlagen. Mit statistisch-algorithmischen Methoden wird beim sogenannten „data mining“ versucht, Wissenswertes aus dem Datenberg ans Licht zu befördern. „Digital Humanities“ verfolgen das Ziel, neue Fragestellungen und Erkenntnismodelle für die Geisteswissenschaften zu generieren.

Die Lebensanschauungen der großen Denker

Die Lebensanschauungen der großen Denker

Eine Entwicklungsgeschichte des Lebensproblems der Menschheit von Platon bis zur Gegenwart

  • Author: Rudolf Eucken
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110840707
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 517
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Die Hieroglyphen der Maya-Handschriften

Die Hieroglyphen der Maya-Handschriften

  • Author: Günter Zimmermann
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3111588939
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 174
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