War owl falling : innovation, creativity, and culture change in ancient Maya society (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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War owl falling : innovation, creativity, and culture change in ancient Maya society

Author: Markus Eberl; Arlen F Chase; Diane Z Chase
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018. ℗♭2018
Series: Maya studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Eberl; Arlen F Chase; Diane Z Chase
ISBN: 9780813056555 0813056551
OCLC Number: 1326868254
Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Flower Mountain revealed: innovation and social change in ancient societies --
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Names of the owl: exploring creativity and innovation.
Series Title: Maya studies
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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