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The Mesoamerican ballgame

Author: Vernon L Scarborough; David R Wilcox
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Games
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vernon L Scarborough; David R Wilcox
ISBN: 0816511802 9780816511808 0816513600 9780816513604
OCLC Number: 22765562
Description: xvii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The politicization of the Mesoamerican ballgame and its implications for the interpretation of the distribution of ballcourts in central Mexico / Robert S. Santley, Michael J. Berman, and Rani T. Alexander --
Pre-Hispanic ballcourts from the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico / Stephen A. Kowalewski [and others] --
And then they were sacrificed : the ritual ballgame of northeastern Mesoamerica through time and space / S. Jeffrey K. Wilkerson --
The western Mesoamerican Tlachco : a two-thousand-year perspective / Phil C. Weigand --
The known archaeological ballcourts of Durango and Zacatecas, Mexico / J. Charles Kelley --
The Mesoamerican ballgame in the American Southwest / David R. Wilcox --
Courting in the southern Maya lowlands : a study in pre-Hispanic ballgame architecture / Vernon L. Scarborough. Ballcourts of the northern Maya lowlands / Edward B. Kurjack, Ruben Maldonado C., and Merle Green Robertson --
"Bois Ton Sang, Beaumanoir" : the political and conflictual aspects of the ballgame in the northern Chiapas area / Eric Taladoire and Benoit Colsenet --
The ballcourts of southern Chiapas, Mexico / Pierre Agrinier --
The ballgame in the southern Pacific coast Cotzumalhuapa region and its impact on Kaminaljuyu during the Middle classic / Lee A. Parsons --
The lords of light versus the lords of dark : the postclassic highland Maya ballgame / John W. Fox --
Ceramic figurines and the Mesoamerican ballgame / Susanna M. Ekholm --
Ballgame imagery of the Maya lowlands : history and iconography / Marvin Cohodas --
The courts of creation : ballcourts, ballgames, and portals to the Maya otherworld / Linda Schele and David A. Freidel --
Ballgames and boundaries / Susan D. Gillespie.
Other Titles: Mesoamerican ball game
Responsibility: edited by Vernon L. Scarborough and David R. Wilcox.

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