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Sorcery in Mesoamerica

Author: Jeremy D Coltman; John M D Pohl
Publisher: Louisville : University Press of Colorado, [2021]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind sorcery, analyzing manifestations from the early Olmec to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed in other areas of the world, it has received little academic attention in Mexico and Central America region until now"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sorcery in Mesoamerica
Louisville : University Press of Colorado, 2020.
(DLC) 2020001814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy D Coltman; John M D Pohl
ISBN: 1607329549 9781607329541 1607329441 9781607329442
OCLC Number: 1137741259
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 409 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Sorcery and witchcraft in the Mesoamerican world : an introduction / John M.D. Pohl and Jeremy D. Coltman --
Spanish taxonomies of witchcraft and the colonial highland Maya / John Monaghan --
Sorcery and counter-sorcery among the Nahua of Northern Veracruz, Mexico / Alan R. Sandstrom and Pamela Effrein Sandstrom --
Witchcraft in a Mixtec and Tlapanec municipality of the Costa Chica of Guerrero : a sociocultural epidemiology / Lilián González Chévez --
Ah Mak Ikob yetel Ah Pul Yahob : Yucatec Maya witchcraft and sorcery and the Mestizaje of magic and medicine in colonial Yucatán, 1570-1790 / John F. Chuchiak IV --
The jaguar's line : witchcraft and sorcery in Mesoamerica / Timothy J. Knab --
The ways of witchcraft : sorcery and political power among the Classic Maya / David Stuart --
Where children are born : centipedes and feminine sexuality in Ancient Mesoamerica / Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos --
"The Devil Incarnate" : a comparative perspective on 'Deer-Serpents' in Mesoamerican beliefs and ritual practices / Jesper Nielsen --
The sorcerer's cosmos : reconstructing Codex Aubin 20 / John M.D. Pohl --
Nahua sorcery and the classic Maya antecedents of the Macuiltonaleque / Jeremy D. Coltman --
From clay to stone : the demonization of the Aztec goddess Cihuacoatl / Cecelia F. Klein --
Nahualli ihuan tlamacazqui : witches, sorcerers and priests in Ancient Mexico / Roberto Marti̹nez González.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy D. Coltman and John M. D. Pohl.

Abstract:

""Examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind sorcery, analyzing manifestations from the early Olmec to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed in other areas of the world, it has received little academic attention in Mexico and Central America region until now"--Provided by publisher.

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