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The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

  • Author: Deborah L. Nichols,Christopher A. Pool
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195390938
  • Category: History
  • Page: 979
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The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings together in a single volume article-length regional syntheses and topical overviews written by active scholars in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. The first section of the Handbook provides an overview of recent history and trends of Mesoamerica and articles on national archaeology programs and practice in Central America and Mexico written by archaeologists from these countries. These are followed regional syntheses organized by time period, beginning with early hunter-gatherer societies and the first farmers of Mesoamerica and concluding with a discussion of the Spanish Conquest and frontiers and peripheries of Mesoamerica. Topical and comparative articles comprise the remainder of Handbook. They cover important dimensions of prehispanic societies—from ecology, economy, and environment to social and political relations—and discuss significant methodological contributions, such as geo-chemical source studies, as well as new theories and diverse theoretical perspectives. The Handbook concludes with a section on the archaeology of the Spanish conquest and the Colonial and Republican periods to connect the prehispanic, proto-historic, and historic periods. This volume will be a must-read for students and professional archaeologists, as well as other scholars including historians, art historians, geographers, and ethnographers with an interest in Mesoamerica.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

  • Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019960200X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 823
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This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of a rapidly expanding sub-field in archaeology, the study of the present and recent past. It seeks to explore the boundaries of this emerging area, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods, which are applicable to this new sub-field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research.

The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

  • Author: Timothy Pauketat,Timothy R. Pauketat
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190241098
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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This volume explores 15,000 years of indigenous human history on the North American continent, drawing on the latest archaeological theories, time-honored methodologies, and rich datasets. From the Arctic south to the Mexican border and east to the Atlantic Ocean, all of the major cultural developments are covered in 53 chapters, with certain periods, places, and historical problems receiving special focus by the volume's authors. Questions like who first peopled the continent, what did it mean to have been a hunter-gatherer in the Great Basin versus the California coast, how significant were cultural exchanges between Native North Americans and Mesoamericans, and why do major historical changes seem to correspond to shifts in religion, politics, demography, and economy are brought into focus. The practice of archaeology itself is discussed as contributors wrestle with modern-day concerns with the implications of doing archaeology and its relevance for understanding ourselves today. In the end, the chapters in this book show us that the principal questions answered about human history through the archaeology of North America are central to any larger understanding of the relationships between people, cultural identities, landscapes, and the living of everyday life.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

  • Author: Timothy Insoll
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019923244X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1108
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A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.

The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

  • Author: Deborah L. Nichols,William J Bryant 1925 Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College Deborah L Nichols,Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199341966
  • Category: Aztecs
  • Page: 760
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The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs, the first of its kind, provides a current overview of recent research on the Aztec empire, the best documented prehispanic society in the Americas. Chapters span from the establishment of Aztec city-states to the encounter with the Spanish empire and the Colonial period that shaped the modern world. Articles in the Handbook take up new research trends and methodologies and current debates. The Handbook articles are divided into seven parts. Part I, Archaeology of the Aztecs, introduces the Aztecs, as well as Aztec studies today, including the recent practice of archaeology, ethnohistory, museum studies, and conservation. The articles in Part II, Historical Change, provide a long-term view of the Aztecs starting with important predecessors, the development of Aztec city-states and imperialism, and ending with a discussion of the encounter of the Aztec and Spanish empires. Articles also discuss Aztec notions of history, writing, and time. Part III, Landscapes and Places, describes the Aztec world in terms of its geography, ecology, and demography at varying scales from households to cities. Part IV, Economic and Social Relations in the Aztec Empire, discusses the ethnic complexity of the Aztec world and social and economic relations that have been a major focus of archaeology. Articles in Part V, Aztec Provinces, Friends, and Foes, focuses on the Aztec's dynamic relations with distant provinces, and empires and groups that resisted conquest, and even allied with the Spanish to overthrow the Aztec king. This is followed by Part VI, Ritual, Belief, and Religion, which examines the different beliefs and rituals that formed Aztec religion and their worldview, as well as the material culture of religious practice. The final section o

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

  • Author: William F. Keegan,Corinne L. Hofman,Reniel Rodriguez Ramos
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195392302
  • Category: History
  • Page: 594
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This volume brings together examples of the best research to address the complexity of the Caribbean past.

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

  • Author: Barbara Mills,Severin Fowles
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199978425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 888
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The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during this time the Southwest has repeatedly stood at the forefront of the development of new archaeological methods and theories. Moreover, research in the Southwest has long been a key site of collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, linguists, biological anthropologists, and indigenous intellectuals. This volume marks the most ambitious effort to take stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of the American Southwest. Over seventy top scholars have joined forces to produce an unparalleled survey of state of archaeological knowledge in the region. Themed chapters on particular methods and theories are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of the culture histories of particular archaeological sequences, from the initial Paleoindian occupation, to the rise of a major ritual center in Chaco Canyon, to the onset of the Spanish and American imperial projects. The result is an essential volume for any researcher working in the region as well as any archaeologist looking to take the pulse of contemporary trends in this key research tradition.

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

  • Author: Timothy Insoll
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199675619
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 928
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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines "prehistoric" even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.

Christus in der Kunst

Christus in der Kunst

  • Author: Ernest Renan
  • Publisher: Parkstone International
  • ISBN: 1780425031
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 256
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Seit der Geburt des Christentums sind Künstler fasziniert von Christus. Sein Abbild erscheint auf Fresken in Katakomben aus der Römerzeit, auf Buntglasscheiben in gotischen Kirchen sowie in verschiedenen Darstellungen in der heutigen Pop- Kultur. Der biblische Erlöser ist keine statische, körperlose Gottheit: Christi Geburt, sein ungewöhnliches Leben und sein dramatischer Tod machen ihn zu einem interessanten Motiv für religiöse und säkulare Künstler. Ob sie die Geistlichkeit des Leibhaftigen oder die menschlichen Charakteristika eines Mannes aus Fleisch und Blut zeigen, künstlerische Darstellungen Christi sind die umstrittensten, bewegendsten oder inspirierendsten Beispiele religiöser Kunst. Dieses reich illustrierte Buch erforscht verschiedene christliche Darstellungen, von Cimabues Krippenszenen über die Kreuzigungsdarstellungen Fra Angelicos bis hin zu den provozierenden Porträts Dalís und Andre Serranos. Der Autor Joseph Lewis French führt den Leser durch die ikonischen Darstellungen Christi in der Kunst. Zart oder graphisch, klassisch oder bizarr verdeutlichen diese Messiasbilder die verschiedenen Rollen des Gottessohns im sozialen Bereich wie auch im persönlichen Leben der Künstler.

Bayern im Umbruch

Bayern im Umbruch

Die Revolution von 1918, ihre Voraussetzungen, ihr Verlauf und ihre Folgen

  • Author: Karl Bosl
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3486819089
  • Category: History
  • Page: 609
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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

  • Author: Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641195500
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 560
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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Sprachen im Disput

Sprachen im Disput

Medien und Öffentlichkeit in multilingualen Gesellschaften

  • Author: Brigitta Busch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Multilingualism
  • Page: 304
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Sprachenpolitik und Medien: sprachwissenschaftliche und medienwissenschaftliche Ansätze . Umrisslinien des gesellschaftlichen, kulturellen und politischen Feldes . Medien als sprachenpolitische Akteure: ein Modell der Analyse . Dezentrierung der nationalen Öffentlichkeit: Entwicklungstendenzen in Westeuropa . Zwischen Renationalisierung und europäischer Integration: Transformationsprozesse in Südosteuropa . Die angefochtene Dominanz der Kolonialsprachen: Am Beispiel Madagaskar und Südafrika . Schlussfolgerung und Ausblick: Medien als Ausdruck gesellschaftlicher Heteroglossie

Deutsche Aksum-Expedition

Deutsche Aksum-Expedition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1976
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Jap ji Sahib

Jap ji Sahib

Gurmukhi, Transliteration & deutsch

  • Author: Nānak I. (Guru)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783980503952
  • Category:
  • Page: 94
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Die Eroberung Amerikas

Die Eroberung Amerikas

das Problem des Anderen

  • Author: Tzvetan Todorov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518112137
  • Category: America
  • Page: 312
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Die Rückkehr des Henry Smart : Roman

Die Rückkehr des Henry Smart : Roman

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446243293
  • Category:
  • Page: 381
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Bericht aus Yucatán

Bericht aus Yucatán

  • Author: Diego de Landa
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150205280
  • Category:
  • Page: 291
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Culture and history of the ancient Near East

Culture and history of the ancient Near East

  • Author: Piotr Taracha
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004119109
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 307
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The first full description and analysis of Middle Hittite substitution ritual, and as such provides the readers with an important contribution to our understanding of Hittite religious practice. With translations and transcriptions of all duplicate texts, an ample glossary of words, full thematic indices, and elucidating commentaries.

Das Buch vom Salz

Das Buch vom Salz

Roman

  • Author: Monique Truong
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406521843
  • Category:
  • Page: 335
  • View: 3567
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