BLOOD AND BEAUTY "ORGANIZED VIOLENCE IN THE ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF MESOAMERICA AND"

por ORR, HEATHER

COTSEN INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT UCLA

BLOOD AND BEAUTY "ORGANIZED VIOLENCE IN THE ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF MESOAMERICA AND"

ISBN: 978-1-931745-58-1
Fecha de la edición: 2009
Edición Nº: 1
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Encuadernación: RUSTICA
Nº Pág.: 490

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Blood and Beauty brings together a diverse, prestigious group of contributors to debate this charged topic in an open, critical and frank interchange. Authors specializing in the anthropology, archaeology, art history, and linguistics of Mesoamerica and Central America bring new data and interpretive strategies to bear on the nature of institutional violence in these ancient societies. The volume covers a broad time frame, from circa 1200 B.C.E. to the sixteenth century, including recent ethnography. The volume endeavors to contextualize violence and violent acts within the matrix of indigenous thought and culture. Chapter topics reflect that desire, including localized, culturally specific, examinations of warfare, sacrifice, ballgames, boxing, pain, and healing. While there is no overarching theoretical perspective, the contributors are sensitive to current theoretical discourse in the field, including recent perspectives on organized violence and the agency of artworks



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