The Resource Social memory in ancient and colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged

Social memory in ancient and colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged

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Social memory in ancient and colonial Mesoamerica
Title
Social memory in ancient and colonial Mesoamerica
Statement of responsibility
Amos Megged
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before the Spanish conquest and well into the eighteenth century, Mesoamerican peoples believed that "time" and "space" were contained in earthly and heavenly receptacles that were visualized metaphorically. This circumscribed space contained the abodes of the dead. There, deities and ancestral spirits could be revived and the living could communicate with them. In Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged uncovers the missing links in Mesoamerican peoples' quest for their collective past. Analyzing ancient repositories of knowledge, as well as social and religious practices, he uncovers the unique procedures and formulas by which social memory was communicated and how it operated in Mesoamerica prior to the Spanish conquest. He also explores how cherished and revived practices evolved, how they were adapted to changing circumstances, and how they helped various ethnic groups cope with the tribulations of colonization and Christianization. Megged's volume also suggests how social and cultural historians, ethnohistorians, and anthropologists can rethink indigenous representations of the past while taking into account the deep transformations in Mexican society during the colonial era."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Megged, Amos
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.3.S6
LC item number
M44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Central America
  • Collective memory
  • Collective memory
  • Sacred space
  • Sacred space
  • Space and time
  • Space and time
  • Collective memory
  • Indians of Central America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Manners and customs
  • Sacred space
  • Space and time
  • Space and time
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Religion
  • Indianer
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Mexiko
  • Zentralamerika
Label
Social memory in ancient and colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Primers of Nahua social memory -- The sources and their applications -- Binding and transcendence -- In search of harmony -- Dispersal and fragmentation -- Rites and times of foundations -- A new cult, a new temple -- A Popollocan memory table
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 342 p.
Isbn
9780521112277
Lccn
2009011464
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317118235
  • (OCoLC)ocn317118235
Label
Social memory in ancient and colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Primers of Nahua social memory -- The sources and their applications -- Binding and transcendence -- In search of harmony -- Dispersal and fragmentation -- Rites and times of foundations -- A new cult, a new temple -- A Popollocan memory table
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 342 p.
Isbn
9780521112277
Lccn
2009011464
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317118235
  • (OCoLC)ocn317118235

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