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Cycles of the sun, mysteries of the moon : the calendar in Mesoamerican civilization

Autore: Vincent Herschel Malmström
Editore: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Engagingly written revisionist argumentation regarding the ancient origins of the 'Maya' calendars, which this author posits to have originated in Izapa, Soconusco, and then spread to other peoples of Mesoamerica. Draws from intensive interdisciplinary research in astronomy, history, and geography to identify the 'calendars' cradle' on the Pacific slope and to trace their diffusion over time and space. Also relies  Per saperne di più…
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Malmström, Vincent Herschel, 1926-
Cycles of the sun, mysteries of the moon.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997
(OCoLC)608945238
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Vincent Herschel Malmström
ISBN: 0292751966 9780292751965 0292751974 9780292751972
Numero OCLC: 34354774
Descrizione: xiii, 282 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Questions, hypotheses, and assorted detours --
Humans and environment in the Americas --
Strange attraction : the mystery of magnetism --
New windows on the world : working the land and sailing the sea --
The Olmec dawning --
The Long Count : astronomical precision --
Calendar reform and eclipses : the place of Edzná --
The golden age --
The twilight of the gods --
Dawn in the desert : the rise of the Toltecs --
People of the Pleiades : the Aztec interlude --
The long journey : a retrospective.
Responsabilità: by Vincent H. Malmström.
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"Engagingly written revisionist argumentation regarding the ancient origins of the 'Maya' calendars, which this author posits to have originated in Izapa, Soconusco, and then spread to other peoples of Mesoamerica. Draws from intensive interdisciplinary research in astronomy, history, and geography to identify the 'calendars' cradle' on the Pacific slope and to trace their diffusion over time and space. Also relies on extensive 'alignments and orientation' analyses made across Mesoamerica, plus linguistic and pottery distribution patterns. Impacts Olmec studies, among others. Refutes Chinese and East Indian origins for the Mesoamerican calendar"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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