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Chocolate in Mesoamerica : a cultural history of cacao

Author: Cameron L McNeil
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2006.
Series: Maya studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, art history, linguistics, epigraphy, botany, chemistry, and cultural anthropology to explore the domestication, preparation,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cameron L McNeil
ISBN: 0813029538 9780813029535 9780813033822 0813033829
OCLC Number: 63245604
Description: xvi, 542 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The biology, antiquity, and modern uses of the chocolate tree (Theobroma cacao L.) / Cameron L. McNeil --
Cacao and its relatives in South America : an overview of taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, chemistry, and ethnobotany / Nathaniel Bletter and Douglas C. Daly --
The domestication and distribution of Theobroma cacao L. in the neotropics / Nisao Ogata, Arturo Gómez-Pompa, and Karl A. Taube --
The jaguar tree (Theobroma bicolor Bonpl.) / Johanna Kufer and Cameron L. McNeil --
The determination of cacao in samples of archaeological interest / W. Jeffrey Hurst --
The history of the word for 'cacao' and related terms in ancient Meso-America / Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson --
Brewing distinction : the development of cacao beverages in formative Mesoamerica / John S. Henderson and Rosemary A. Joyce --
Cacao in ancient Maya religion : first fruit from the maize tree and other tales from the underworld / Simon Martin --
The language of chocolate : references to cacao on classic Maya drinking vessels / David Stuart --
The social context of Kakaw drinking among the ancient Maya / Dorie Reents-Budet --
The use and representation of cacao during the classic period at Copan, Honduras / Cameron L. McNeil, W. Jeffrey Hurst, and Robert J. Sharer --
Cacao in greater Nicoya : ethnohistory and a unique tradition / Larry Steinbrenner --
The good and evil of chocolate in colonial Mexico / Manuel Aguilar-Morena --
The Itza Maya control over cacao : politics, commerce, and war in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Laura Caso Barrera and Mario Aliphat F. --
Cacao production, tribute, and wealth in sixteenth-century Izalcos, El Salvador / William R. Fowler --
Soconusco cacao farmers past and present : continuity and change in an ancient way of life / Janine Gasco --
Traditional cacao use in modern Meosamerica / Cameron L. McNeil --
Cacao, gender, and the northern Lacandon god house / Timothy W. Pugh --
Food for the rain gods : cacao in Ch'orti' ritual / Johanna Kufer and Michael Heinrich --
Cacao in the Yukatek Maya healing ceremonies of Don Pedro Ucán Itza / Betty Bernice Faust and Javier Hirose López --
From chocolate pots to Maya gold : Belizean cacao farmers through the ages / Patricia A. McAnany and Satoru Murata.
Series Title: Maya studies.
Responsibility: edited by Cameron L. McNeil ; foreword by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase.
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"In this collection of 21 papers, the authors discuss the linguistic, chemical, agricultural, medicinal, economic and social aspects of the cacao plant, often in exhaustive detail." - Cambridge Read more...

 
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