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Lightning warrior : Maya art and kingship at Quirigua

Author: Matthew George Looper
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Using epigraphic, iconographic, and stylistic analyses, this study explores the integrated political-religious meanings of Quirigua's monumental sculptures during the eighth-century A.D. reign of the city's most famous ruler, K'ak' Tiliw. In particular, Matthew Looper focuses on the role of stelae and other sculpture in representing the persona of the ruler not only as a political authority but also as a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Looper, Matthew George, 1966-
Lightning warrior.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607058934
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew George Looper
ISBN: 0292705565 9780292705562
OCLC Number: 52208614
Description: xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Life at the crossroads : Quirigua before K'ak'Tiliw --
A restive vassal : the early reign of K'ak'Tiliw --
Rebellion and revival : the first stelae of K'ak'Tiliw --
Dreams of power : stelae F, D, and E --
Foundation of the cosmic house : stelae C and A and zoomorph B --
In honor of a great warrior : the legacy of K'ak'Tiliw --
Appendix A. Rulers of Quirigua --
Appendix B. Historical events recorded in the texts of Quirigua --
Appendix C. Selected historical events from the texts of Copan --
Appendix D. Transcriptions and translations of the monumental inscriptions commissioned by K'ak'Tiliw.
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: Matthew G. Looper.

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Explores the political-religious meanings of Quirigua's sculptures during the eighth-century A D reign of K'ak' Tiliw. This book focuses on the role of stelae in representing the persona of the ruler  Read more...
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"This is a strange and powerful story, based on impeccable scholarship, and compellingly told. It is one of the few academic books on the Maya that I would recommend to everyone." New Scientist

 
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