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Renewing the Maya world : expressive culture in a highland town

Author: Garrett W Cook
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An ethnography of the ritual dances of the Quiche Maya in Santiago Momostenango. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the 1970s and renewed in the 1990s, it describes the expressive culture tradition  Read more...

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Cook, Garrett W., 1947-
Renewing the Maya world.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000
(OCoLC)657042933
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett W Cook
ISBN: 0292712243 9780292712249 0292712251 9780292712256
OCLC Number: 42861745
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Santiago Momostenango --
In the Time of the Great Earthquake: The Fieldwork and Its Setting --
A Collection of Texts --
Organization of the Work --
The Institutional Context --
Religious Sodalities of Momostenango: The Communal Cult Institutions --
Saints and Sodalities --
The Sodalities and Ritual Complexes --
The Cofradias --
The Dance Teams --
Serving Jesucristo and the Saints --
Traveling Saints --
Nino San Antonio --
Patron Santiago --
Replication in Momostecan Cult Institutions --
Maya Themes in the Cult of the Saints --
The Ritual Symbols and Their Meanings --
Cosmogonic Tree Raisings and Sunrises --
World Trees and Momostecan Cosmogony --
The Conquest and the Spanish Sunrise --
Secrets and Ordeals of Holy Week --
Costumbrista Holy Week --
San Simon --
Corpus and Santa Cruz --
Serpentine Flowers from the Coast --
The Tzulab --
The Flowering Cross and Quichean Tradition --
Continuity in the Quichean Expressive Culture Tradition --
Continuity --
Sodalities, Saints, and Cabawils --
A Complicated Quichean Tradition of Idolatry --
World Trees at Momostenango and Palenque --
Continuity in the Central Rite of Renewal: The Holy Week Complex and Quichean Tradition.
Responsibility: Garrett W. Cook.
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"Renewing the Maya World is based on long-term fieldwork and close attention to recent scholarship on pre-Columbian Maya." Times Literary Supplement, August 16, 2002

 
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