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The Memory Of Bones

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Author: Stephen Houston
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 0292756186
Size: 33.46 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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The Memory Of Bones

by Stephen Houston, The Memory Of Bones Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Memory Of Bones books, All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.



Memory Of Bones

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Author: Alex Connor
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 9780857389626
Size: 43.49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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Memory Of Bones

by Alex Connor, Memory Of Bones Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Memory Of Bones books, The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death. No one has ever known what happened to it. Until now. Leon Golding has always been ignored by the art world he loves, but he's finally going to make his name as the man who found the skull of Goya. But he's asked the wrong people to help him prove he's right. Now everyone wants to own the most prized piece of art history ever to come to light ... And they're ready to kill for it.



The First Writing

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Author: Vincent Boudreau
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2004-12-09
ISBN: 9780521838610
Size: 70.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 417
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The First Writing

by Vincent Boudreau, The First Writing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The First Writing books, In this book, leading scholars in the field discuss and analyse the origins of ancient writing.



The Memory Of Leaves

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Author: Manan Karki ~autofilled~
Publisher: Llareggub Press
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Size: 14.80 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
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by Manan Karki ~autofilled~, The Memory Of Leaves Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Memory Of Leaves books,



The Memory Of Stones

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Author: Mandla Langa
Publisher: New Africa Books
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780864864086
Size: 34.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Languages : en
Pages : 366
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The Memory Of Stones

by Mandla Langa, The Memory Of Stones Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Memory Of Stones books, Based upon the author's wide experience of exile, 'The Memory of Stones' is a novel about Zadwa, a sophisticated young graduate, and her clashes with men who subscribe to traditional attitudes and values towards women in South Africa.



The Memories Of Fifty Years

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Author: William Henry Sparks
Publisher:
Release: 1870
ISBN:
Size: 18.68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Southern States
Languages : en
Pages : 489
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Cave Of Bones

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Author: Anne Hillerman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 0062391941
Size: 50.29 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Cave Of Bones

by Anne Hillerman, Cave Of Bones Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cave Of Bones books, A New York Times Bestseller Anne Hillerman brings together modern mystery, Navajo traditions, and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest in this intriguing entry in the Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series. When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, she discovers chaos. Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they’re concerned about a beloved instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to find the missing girl. The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais. In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a terrible monster killed by superhuman twin warriors. Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor’s disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. But before Bernie can find the truth, an unexpected blizzard, a suspicious accidental drowning, and the arrival of a new FBI agent complicate the investigation. While Bernie searches for answers in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles trouble closer to home. A vengeful man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back—and involved with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer, and as a one-time medicine man in training. Anne Hillerman takes us deep into the heart of the deserts, mountains, and forests of New Mexico and once again explores the lore and rituals of Navajo culture in this gripping entry in her atmospheric crime series.



The Memory Of Water

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Author: Allen Smutylo
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 1554588774
Size: 46.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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The Memory Of Water

by Allen Smutylo, The Memory Of Water Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Memory Of Water books, Over the last forty years, Canadian adventurer, writer, and artist Allen Smutylo has experienced some of the wildest and most captivating waters imaginable in all corners of the globe. The stories in The Memory of Water—all of them accompanied by the author’s own stunning artwork—describe his adventures in the Arctic, South Pacific, Great Lakes region, and India. In the Arctic he is attacked by a polar bear, stalked by a rogue walrus, and nearly drowns in ferocious waters. But his Arctic stories also celebrate human creativity as they recount the life of the pre-Inuit people, who, hunting in a changing environment, endured many hardships and developed new technologies, such as the sea kayak, to cope. Other stories include an account of a sojourn in a small Georgian Bay fishing village as a young artist, an adventure on an urban river in southwestern Ontario, and a portrayal of the complex underwater world of the South Pacific. Travelling the River Ganges in India, the author finds that a massive misuse of water is complicated by a billion people’s faith-based adoration of the same water. The Memory of Water probes a crucial and contemporary issue—that of our relationship to water and the wildlife and human life that depends upon it. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the natural world, in artistic depictions of it, or in a good story well told.



Neo Victorianism And The Memory Of Empire

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Author: Elizabeth Ho
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN: 1441197788
Size: 52.45 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Neo Victorianism And The Memory Of Empire

by Elizabeth Ho, Neo Victorianism And The Memory Of Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Neo Victorianism And The Memory Of Empire books, Examining the global dimensions of Neo-Victorianism, this book explores how the appropriation of Victorian images in contemporary literature and culture has emerged as a critical response to the crises of decolonization and Imperial collapse. Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire explores the phenomenon by reading a range of popular and literary Anglophone neo-Victorian texts, including Alan Moore's Graphic Novel From Hell, works by Peter Carey and Margaret Atwood, the films of Jackie Chan and contemporary 'Steampunk' science fiction. Through these readings Elizabeth Ho explores how constructions of popular memory and fictionalisations of the past reflect political and psychological engagements with our contemporary post-Imperial circumstances.



The Memory Effect

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Author: Russell J.A. Kilbourn
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN: 1554589169
Size: 25.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 364
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The Memory Effect

by Russell J.A. Kilbourn, The Memory Effect Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Memory Effect books, The Memory Effect is a collection of essays on the status of memory—individual and collective, cultural and transcultural—in contemporary literature, film, and other visual media. Contributors look at memory’s representation, adaptation, translation, and appropriation, as well as its mediation and remediation. Memory’s irreducibly constructed nature is explored, even as its status is reaffirmed as the basis of both individual and collective identity. The book begins with an overview of the field, with an emphasis on the question of subjectivity. Under the section title Memory Studies: Theories, Changes, and Challenges, these chapters lay the theoretical groundwork for the volume. Section 2, Literature and the Power of Cultural Memory/Memorializing, focuses on the relation between literature and cultural memory. Section 3, Recuperating Lives: Memory and Life Writing, shifts the focus from literature to autobiography and life writing, especially those lives shaped by trauma and forgotten by history. Section 4, Cinematic Remediations: Memory and History, examines specific films in an effort to account for cinema’s intimate and mutually constitutive relationship with memory and history. The final section, Multi-Media Interventions: Television, Video, and Collective Memory, considers individual and collective memory in the context of contemporary visual texts, at the crossroads of popular and avant-garde cultures.