By Michael Lind
Ancient Zapotec Religion is the 1st accomplished examine of Zapotec faith because it existed within the southern Mexican country of Oaxaca at the eve of the Spanish Conquest. writer Michael Lind brings a brand new viewpoint, focusing now not on underlying theological ideas yet at the fabric and spatial expressions of spiritual practice.
Using 16th- and seventeenth-century Spanish colonial files and archaeological findings concerning the period of time best as much as the Spanish Conquest, he offers new details on deities, ancestor worship and sacred bundles, the Zapotec cosmos, the priesthood, spiritual ceremonies and rituals, the character of temples, the distinct positive aspects of the sacred and sun calendars, and the spiritual value of the work of art of Mitla—the so much sacred and holy middle. He additionally indicates how Zapotec faith served to combine Zapotec city-state constitution in the course of the valley of Oaxaca, neighboring mountain areas, and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
Ancient Zapotec Religion is the 1st in-depth and interdisciplinary publication at the Zapotecs and their spiritual practices and may be of significant curiosity to archaeologists, epigraphers, historians, and experts in local American, Latin American, and spiritual studies.
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