Mesoamerican Worlds

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Commoner Ritual and Ideology in Ancient Mesoamerica

University Press of Colorado

This volume explores the ritual life of Mesoamerica's common citizens, inside and outside of the domestic sphere, from Formative through Postclassic periods.

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Negotiation within Domination

New Spain's Indian Pueblos Confront the Spanish State

Edited by Ethelia Ruiz Medrano and Susan Kellogg; Translated by Russ Davidson
University Press of Colorado

Negotiation within Domination examines the formation of colonial governance in New Spain through interactions between indigenous peoples and representatives of the Spanish Crown. The book highlights the complexity of native negotiation and mediation with colonial rule across time, culture, and place and how it shaped colonial political and legal structures from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

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In the Realm of Nachan Kan

Postclassic Maya Archaeology at Laguna De On, Belize

University Press of Colorado

i>In the Realm of Nachan Kan</i> opens a window on Postclassic Maya patterns of cultural development and organization through a close examination of the small rural island of Laguna de On, a location that was distant from the governing political centers of the day.

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Ancient Tollan

Tula and the Toltec Heartland

University Press of Colorado
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Maya Daykeeping

Three Calendars from Highland Guatemala

University Press of Colorado

In Maya Daykeeping, three divinatory calendars from highland Guatemala - examples of a Mayan literary tradition that includes the Popul Vuh, Annals of the Cakchiquels, and the Titles of the Lords of Totonicapan - dating to 1685, 1722, and 1855, are transcribed in K'iche or Kaqchikel side-by-side with English translations. Calendars such as these continue to be the basis for prognostication, determining everything from the time for planting and harvest to foreshadowing illness and death. Good, bad, and mixed fates can all be found in these examples of the solar calendar and the 260-day divinatory calendar.

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The Kowoj

Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemala

University Press of Colorado

Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Petén lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemala summarizes the results of recent research into this ethno-political group conducted by Prudence Rice, Don Rice, and their colleagues.

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