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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice

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$75.00 • £60.95 • €67.50

ISBN 9780884024262

Publication Date: 06/04/2018

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480 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

22 color illustrations, 170 halftones, 47 line illustrations, 3 maps, 7 tables

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introducing Smoke, Flame, and the Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice [Vera Tiesler and Andrew K. Scherer]
  • 2. Fire and Sacrifice in Mesoamerican Myths and Rituals [Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos]
  • 3. Divine Fire: Transformation in Highland Mexican Thought and Practice [Markus Eberl]
  • 4. ‘Where the sun came into being’: Rites of Pyrolatry, Transition, and Transformation in Early Classic Teotihuacan [Jesper Nielsen and Christophe Helmke]
  • 5. Blood, Fire, Death: Covenants and Crises among the Classic Maya [Andrew K. Scherer and Stephen Houston]
  • 6. The Burning and the Burnt: The Transformative Power of Fire, Smoke, and Flames in Conquest and Colonial Maya Ritual, Warfare, and Diplomacy [John F. Chuchiak IV]
  • 7. To Tame Fire: A Tzeltal Viewpoint [Pedro Pitarch]
  • 8. The Fiery Dead: Igniting Human Bodies in the Maya Northern Lowlands [Vera Tiesler]
  • 9. Fire and Smoke in Postdassic Maya Culture [Gabrielle Vail and William N. Duncan]
  • 10. Where There’s Fire There’s Smoke: Lacandon Maya Burning Rites and Cremation Symbolism [Joel W. Palka]
  • 11. Transforming the Body: Fire Rituals Involving the Body in Ancient Michoacan, Mexico [Grégory Pereira]
  • 12. Relics, Divination, and Regeneration: The Symbolism of Ashes in Mesoamerica [Guilhem Olivier]
  • 13. Fire, Transformation, and Bone Relics: Cremated Remains at the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan [Ximena Chávez Balderas]
  • 14. The New Fire and Corporal Penance: Comparative Perspectives between the Tlapanecs and the Aztecs [Dani&eagrave;le Dehouve]
  • 15. Reflections on Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body [John W. Verano]
  • Glossary of Fire-Related Terminology
  • Contributors
  • Index

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