Continuity and Change in Text and Image at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico PDF ePub eBook

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Continuity and Change in Text and Image at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico free pdf The archaeological site of Chichen Itza, one of the best known ancient Maya cities, is located in the northern section of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Chichen Itza has figured prominently in both past and present discussions on the Terminal Classic and Early Postclassic periods in the northern Maya lowlands. Based on archaeological information and information derived from ethnohistorical sources, this city can be dated to a period from circa A.D. 700 to circa A.D. 1250, with its apogee placed between about A.D. 800 to A.D. 1050. The past and present discussions were directed specifically towards the origin of the inhabitants of the city, the arrival of K'uk'ulkan ("Feathered Serpent"), the origin of non-Mayan ("Toltec") architecture and sculptural programmes at the site, and the model of its political organization. The centre of Chichen Itza is dominated by a raised platform, which harbours buildings now known as El Castillo (The Castle), the Great Ballcourt, and the Temple of the Warriors. These buildings contain various non-Mayan architectural and sculptural traits. Buildings south of the centre, erected in a regional Maya style, contain a large number of inscribed monuments (mostly lintels) carrying long hieroglyphic texts, which provide Chichen Itza with the largest corpus of surviving inscriptions in the northern Maya lowlands. Chichen Itza figures prominently in a wide range of ethnohistorical sources from the Colonial period, such as the "Relacion de las Cosas de Yucatan" by Fray Diego de Landa and the "Relaciones Geograficas" by various authors, all in Spanish, and the so-called "Books of Chilam Balam" of Chumayel, Mani, and Tizimin, all in Yucatec Maya. In this study Erik Boot discusses the southern Maya lowland origin of the inhabitants of Chichen Itza, the arrival of K'uk'ulkan and the introduction of so-called Toltec architecture and iconography, the identification of both gods and human beings in the inscriptions, and the political organization at Chichen Itza. He presents extensive and detailed analyses of architectural and sculptural programmes, hieroglyphic inscriptions, and the Yucatec Maya "chronicles" from the Books of Chilam Balam.

About E. Boot

Erik Boot studied cultural anthropology and Mayan languages at Leiden University. Since 1992 he has specialized in the study of Maya epigraphy and the Maya script system with special emphasis on the inscriptions and sculptural art of Chichen Itza. He has published numerous articles on these subjects.

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Author : E. Boot
Publisher : Leiden University Press
Data Published : 15 December 2013
ISBN : 905789100X
EAN : 9789057891007
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 580 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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