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War Owl Falling : Innovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

Author: Markus Eberl; Diane Z Chase; Arlen F Chase; Project Muse.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018.
Series: Maya studies.; Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unlike earlier geometric decorations, the war owls and other eighth-century motifs relate to Classic Maya art and writing. Eberl probes their meaning by comparing where they occur and by situating them in social structures that circumscribe individual action.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Eberl; Diane Z Chase; Arlen F Chase; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780813052090 0813052092
OCLC Number: 1013826984
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Flower Mountain revealed: innovation and social change in ancient societies --
Wings for hummingbirds to fly with: creativity as a play of symbols --
Itzamnaaj's court: creativity embedded in social opportunity structures --
Bleibt alles anders: modeling invention --
A ruler just like me: status, power, and innovation --
Stillman wanders, Babel rises: innovation's impact on structures --
Names of the owl: exploring creativity and innovation.
Series Title: Maya studies.; Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Markus Eberl ; forward by Arlen F. Chase and Diane Chase, series editors.

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Unlike earlier geometric decorations, the war owls and other eighth-century motifs relate to Classic Maya art and writing. Eberl probes their meaning by comparing where they occur and by situating them in social structures that circumscribe individual action.

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