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Blood and Beauty: Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1931745803 / ISBN 13: 9781931745802
Edité par Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, United States, 2009
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Warfare, ritual human sacrifice, and the rubber ballgame have been the traditional categories through which scholars have examined organised violence in the artistic and material records of ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. This volume expands those traditional categories to include such concerns as gladiatorial-like boxing combats, investiture rites, trophy-head taking and display, dark shamanism, and the subjective pain inherent in acts of violence. Each author examines organised violence as a set of practices grounded in cultural understandings, even when the violence threatens the limits of those understandings. The authors scrutinise the representations of, and relationships between, different types of organised violence, as well as the implications of those activities, which can include the unexpected, such as violence as a means of determining and curing illness, and the use of violence in negotiation strategies. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781931745802

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Titre : Blood and Beauty: Organized Violence in the ...

Éditeur : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, United States

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Warfare, ritual human sacrifice, and the rubber ballgame have been the traditional categories through which scholars have examined organized violence in the artistic and material records of ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. This volume expands those traditional categories to include such concerns as gladiatorial-like boxing combats, investiture rites, trophy-head taking and display, dark shamanism, and the subjective pain inherent in acts of violence. Each author examines organized violence as a set of practices grounded in cultural understandings, even when the violence threatens the limits of those understandings. The authors scrutinize the representation of, and relationships between, different types of organized violence, as well as the implications of those activities, which can include the unexpected, such as violence as a means of determining and curing illness, and the use of violence in negotiation strategies.

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Authors specializing in the anthropology, archaeology, art history, and linguistics of Mesoamerica and Central America bring new data and interpretive strategies to bear on the nature of institutional violence in these ancient societies.

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