Oliver, JR; () Caciques and Cemi Idols: The Web Spun by Taino Rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. [Book]. Caribbean Archaeology and. Find great deals for Caciques and Cemi Idols: The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico by Jose R. Oliver (Paperback, ). Caciques and Cemi Idols: The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. José R. Oliver. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press,
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This item doesn’t belong on this page. Such cemis were considered a direct threat to the hegemony of the Spanish conquerors, as these potent objects caciqques seen as allies in the native resistance to the onslaught of Christendom with its icons of saints and virgins.
See other caciqques on: Introduction Chapter 2. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings. T3O44 Dewey Decimal Classification The Power and Potency of the Cemis Chapter He finds evidence for his interpretation of human kdols cemi interactions from a critical review of sixteenth century Spanish ethhistoric documents, especially the Relacion Acerca de las Antiguedades de los Indios written by Friar Ramon Pane in under orders from Christopher Columbus.
Show More Show Less. Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this reviewer concurs that this is ‘the best volume written on the subject to date.
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Publication Data Place of Publication. Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Idoks Antilles ca.
The relationships address the important questions of identity and personhood of the cemi icons and their human ‘owners’ 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. See details for additional description.
Caciques and Cemi Idols: Gifts of the Living for the Living Chapter Public Function Chapter The Display of Cemis: No ratings or reviews yet. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter 8. 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. Oliver Paperback, Be the first to write a review. 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.
The Guaiza Face Masks: Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
This volume takes a close look at the 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.
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Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective Chapter 5. Wilson, University of Texas at Austin “This is an important book. Communal Ownership, Private vs. Be the first to write a review. About this product Description Description. It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume written on the subject to date. Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI. Caciques and Cemi Idols: AD regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers.