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Heart of creation : the Mesoamerican world and the legacy of Linda Schele

Author: Andrea Joyce Stone
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The core of this book focuses on the current study of Mayan hieroglyphics as inspired by the deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As author of more than 200 books or articles on the Maya, Schele served as  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heart of creation.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606835241
Named Person: Linda Schele; Linda Schele; Linda Schele; Linda Schele
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Joyce Stone
ISBN: 0817311386 9780817311384
OCLC Number: 48428733
Description: xx, 340 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reaching for the stars: Linda Schele's contributions to Maya astronomy / Anthony Aveni --
Creation and the Ritual of the Bacabs / Linda Schele (edited by Barbara MacLeod and Andrea Stone) --
The landscape of creation: architecture, tomb, and monument placement at the Olmec site of La Venta / F. Kent Reilly III --
Carved in stone: the cosmological narratives of Late Preclassic Izapan-style monuments from the Pacific slope / Julia Guernsey Kappelman --
Gardening with the great goddess at Teotihuacan / Annabeth Headrick --
Terminal classic sacred place and factional politics at El Tajin, Veracruz / Rex Koontz --
The planet of kings: Jupiter in Maya cosmology / Susan Milbrath --
Ritual circuits as key elements in Maya civic center design / Kathryn Reese-Taylor --
The toponyms of El Cayo, Piedras Negras, and La Mar / Marc Zender --
Quirigua Zoomorph P: a water throne and mountain of creation / Matthew G. Looper --
New dance, old Xius: the "Xiu family tree" and Maya cultural continuity after European contact / Constance Cortez --
The workshops of Maya history and writing in Guatemala and Mexico / Nikolai Grube and Federico Fahsen --
The Schele icon and Maya mania: the growth of public interest in Maya epigraphy / Elin C. Danien --
Appendix 1. Bibliography of Linda Schele's publications / Andrea Stone --
Schele-ana: memories of Linda Schele.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Stone.

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"Schele was a true trailblazer of Maya studies, and this collection of essays and remembrances is a fitting tribute. The essays show us what she helped to create; the remembrances show us how she did Read more...

 
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