CACIQUES AND CEMI IDOLS PDF

Oliver Read preview Excerpt The arguments presented in this book were essentially written in a rather short, intense period of just under five months, from early November to early March Yet the ideas and insights took much longer to gestate. My interest in this topic began in the early s as a teenager, with my curiosity in trying to understand the potential meanings that could be elicited from rock art and iconography, most particularly the petroglyphs that so frequently are found engraved in stonedemarcated plazas or precincts bateyes , but are also painted or carved in caves and on rock boulders found in rivers and dotted throughout the land. In these papers and the book, I had taken an overtly structuralist and linguistic approach, influenced by an R.

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Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and ceni relationship between the icons and the human beings. The Guaiza Face Masks: Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer caciues non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

See details for additional description. No ratings or reviews yet. Oliver provides a careful analysis of the four major forms of cemis — three-pointed stones, large stone heads, stone collars, and elbow stones — as well as face masks, which provide an interesting contrast to the stone heads. Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings.

Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective Chapter 5. Wilson, University of Texas at Austin. Communal Ownership, Private vs. It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume written on the subject to date. Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter 8. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Oliver Paperback, Be the first to write a review. AD regarded as numius beings with super-natural or magic xnd. AD regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers.

See other books on: Focusing on this and on the various contexts in which the relationships were enacted, Oliver reveals how the cemis were central to the exercise of native political power. The relationships address the important questions of identity and personhood of the cemi icons and their human idils and on the implications of cemi gift-giving and gift-taking that sustains a complex web of relationships between caciques chiefs of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Caciques and Cemi Idols — University of Alabama Press Such cemis were considered a direct threat to the hegemony of the Spanish conquerors, as these potent objects were seen as allies in the native resistance to the onslaught of Christendom with its icons of saints and virgins.

Public Function Chapter This volume takes a close look at caciuqes relationship between humans and other n-human beings that are imbued with cemi power, specifically within the Tai inter-island cultural sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Be the first to write a review. TOP Related Posts.

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Try AbeBooks Description Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tainos and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca. AD regarded as numinous beings with super-natural or magic powers. This volume takes a close look at the relationship between humans and other non-human beings that are imbued with cemi power, specifically within the Taino inter-island cultural sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Oliver provides a careful analysis of the four major forms of cemis - three-pointed stones, large stone heads, stone collars, and elbow stones - as well as face masks, which provide an interesting contrast to the stone heads. He finds evidence for his interpretation of human and cemi interactions from a critical review of sixteenth century Spanish ethnohistoric documents, especially the Relacion Acerca de las Antiguedades de los Indios written by Friar Ramon Pane in under orders from Christopher Columbus. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings. Focusing on this and on the various contexts in which the relationships were enacted, Oliver reveals how the cemis were central to the exercise of native political power.

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ISBN cloth : alk. Taino Indians—Religion. Taino Indians—Implements. Taino Indians—Colonization. Stone implements—Hispaniola—History. Icons— Hispaniola—History. Christianity and culture—Hispaniola.

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