The Plumed Serpent

Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521294223
Release Date: 1987-11-26
Genre: Fiction

The Plumed Serpent is one of Lawrence's most vivid novels, here meticulously edited.

Books in Series

ISBN: UOM:39015021462695
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Monographic series

The 2012 Story

Author: John Major Jenkins
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISBN: 9789792260809
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Fiction

"Di The 2012 Story temukan... + Kenapa kalender suku Maya hanya dibuat sampai tahun 2012. + Manfaat kalender kuno itu bagi kita di masa modern ini. + Bagaimana gagasan 2012 dipahami-dan diselewengkan-oleh akademisi tradisional, pelaku kegiatan spiritual, serta kebudayaan populer. + Apa kontroversi dan misteri utama seputar gagasan 2012. + Bagaimana kita bisa menyingkirkan kehebohan tentang 2012 dan menarik nilai kebijakan sejati suku Maya yang bisa diterapkan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari. "John Major Jenkins, salah satu penulis paling terkemuka tentang topik 2012, membantu mengklarifikasi kehebohan ini." ---Lisa Miller, Newsweek"

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465093564
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Social Science

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

The Plumed Serpent

Author: D. H. Lawrence
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003774598
Release Date: 1987-11-26
Genre: Literary Collections

The Plumed Serpent is one of Lawrence's most vivid novels, here meticulously edited.

Habits of the Heart

Author: Robert N. Bellah
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520934539
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.

Maya History and Religion

Author: John Eric Sidney Thompson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806122471
Release Date: 1990
Genre: History

In this volume, a distinguished Maya scholar seeks to correlate data from colonial writings and observations of the modern Indian with archaeological information in order to extend and clarify the panorama of Maya culture.

On Their Own Terms

Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674036475
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: History

Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.

Precolumbian Water Management

Author: Lisa Joyce Lucero
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816523142
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Among ancient Mesoamerican and Southwestern peoples, water was as essential as maize for sustenance and was a driving force in the development of complex society. Control of water shaped the political, economic, and religious landscape of the ancient Americas, yet it is often overlooked in Precolumbian studies. Now one volume offers the latest thinking on water systems and their place within the ancient physical and mental language of the region. Precolumbian Water Management examines water management from both economic and symbolic perspectives. Water management facilities, settlement patterns, shrines, and water-related imagery associated with civic-ceremonial and residential architecture provide evidence that water systems pervade all aspects of ancient society. Through analysis of such data, the contributors seek to combine an understanding of imagery and the religious aspects of water with its functional components, thereby presenting a unified perspective of how water was conceived, used, and represented in ancient greater Mesoamerica. The collection boasts broad chronological and geographical coverageÑfrom the irrigation networks of Teotihuacan to the use of ritual water technology at Casas GrandesÑthat shows how procurement and storage systems were adapted to local conditions. The articles consider the mechanisms that were used to build upon the sacredness of water to enhance political authority through time and space and show that water was not merely an essential natural resource but an important spiritual one as well, and that its manipulation was socially far more complex than might appear at first glance. As these papers reveal, an understanding of materials associated with water can contribute much to the ways that archaeologists study ancient cultural systems. Precolumbian Water Management underscores the importance of water management research and the need to include it in archaeological projects of all types.

Religion in Human Evolution

Author: Robert N. Bellah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674063099
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Religion

This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.


Author: Catherine Bell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199739479
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Genre: Social Science

From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self-expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium.

Introduction to Paleoanthropology

Author: David Speakman
ISBN: 0980070759
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Science

This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to Paleoanthropology. Introduction to Paleoanthropology is one of the very few Wikibooks to gain the coveted "Featured Books" rating by the administrators of Wikibooks, a project of Wikipedia, attesting to its highly developed and comprehensive nature. This book can be used as an excellent High School or College level textbook, reference work, and/or a volume for general reading and learning. As a subset of physical anthropology, this field relies on the following: . Research Design: Understanding Human Evolution Evolution of hominoids from other primates starting around 8 million to 6 million years ago . Importance of physical anthropology Evidence of hominoid activity between 8 and 2.5 million years ago usually only consists of bone remains available for study. Because of this very incomplete picture of the time period from the fossil record, various aspects of physical anthropology (osteometry, evolutionary framework) are essential to explain evolution during these first millions of years. Evolution during this time is considered as the result of natural forces only. . Importance of related disciplines Paleoanthropologists need to be well-versed in other scientific disciplines and methods, including ecology, biology, genetics and primatology. Through several million years of evolution, humans eventually became a unique species. This process is similar to the evolution of other animals that are adapted to specific environments or "ecological niches." Animals adapted to niches usually play a specialized part in their ecosystem and rely on a specialized diet. Wikibooks is a collaborative book authoring website, where users from all overthe world work together to write textbooks and other types of instructional books on many topics. It is a Wikimedia project, operated by the same group of people who run Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikibooks went online on 10 July 2003. Wikibooks is a collection of open-content textbooks. Wikipedia attracts 683 million visitors annually reading over 10 million articles in 253 languages, comprising a combined total of over 1.74 billion words for all Wikipedias. The English Wikipedia edition passed the 2,000,000- article mark on September 9, 2007, and as of May 31, 2008 it had over 2,396,000 articles consisting of over 1,034,000,000 words. This volume is published by Seven Treasures Publications, an independent book publisher unaffiliated with the Wikipedia Foundation, under the terms of the GNU license.

Archaeometry of Pre Columbian Sites and Artifacts

Author: David A. Scott
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892362493
Release Date: 1994-10-27
Genre: Art

Based on the 28th International Archaeometry Symposium jointly sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Getty Conservation Institute, this volume offers a rare opportunity to survey under a single cover a wide range of investigations concerning pre-Columbian materials. Twenty chapters detail research in five principal areas: anthropology and materials science; ceramics; stone and obsidian; metals; and archaeological sites and dating. Contributions include Heather Lechtman's investigation of “The Materials Science of Material Culture,” Ron L. Bishop on the compositional analysis of pre-Columbian pottery from the Maya region, Ellen Howe on the use of silver and lead from the Mantaro Valley in Peru, and J. Michael Elam and others on source identification and hydration dating of obsidian artifacts.