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Death and the classic Maya kings

Author: James L Fitzsimmons
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2009.
Series: The Linda Schele series in Maya and Pre-Columbian studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats

Focusing on the Classic Period (AD 250-900), this work examines and compares the textual and archaeological evidence for rites of death and burial in the Maya lowlands. It reconstructs royal mortuary  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L Fitzsimmons
ISBN: 029271890X 9780292718906
OCLC Number: 699216836
Description: XIX, 281 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten ; 23 cm.
Contents: A Note on OrthographyAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Celebrations for the DeadAnthropology and Death RitualsThe Classic Maya CaseMethodological ConcernsKingship and the AncestorsChapter 2: Death and the Afterlife in the LowlandsEarthMaizeMortalityWriting DeathThe Self and the SoulBreaths of Life and DeathWayTo the AfterlifeCelestial Bodies and Maize GodsChapter 3: Royal FuneralsWaiting for IntermentGravemakersTombs as Underworld SurfacesTombs as CavesTombs as HousesTiming and the Ritual ProcessEmbalming and ProcessingDressing and Bundling the CorpsePaintingArranging the Body, Arranging the FurnitureSealing the TombChapter 4: Death and LandscapeK'inich Yax K'uk' Mo'Lowland Founders and Local VariationsCults of PersonalityBird Jaguar IVGods and Orchards at PalenqueSouls within BuildingsAncestor ShrinesChapter 5: Entering the Tombs of the Classic Maya KingsPatterns of Reentry at Piedras NegrasFire in the Motmot BurialFire and History at ToninaFamily AffairsFalse ReentryPainting, Drilling, and Bone PeelingThe Portable DeadChapter 6: The Dead King and the Body PoliticRoyal Funerals: Public or Private?Bodies and MonumentsCorpses, Souls, and Mourners in TransitionGuide to AppendixesAppendix 1: Burial Structures and ContextsAppendix 2: Body Preparations and Funerary ActivitiesAppendix 3: Grave GoodsNotesReferencesIndex
Series Title: The Linda Schele series in Maya and Pre-Columbian studies
Responsibility: James L. Fitzsimmons.


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