By Michael Lind
Ancient Zapotec Religion is the 1st finished learn of Zapotec faith because it existed within the southern Mexican kingdom of Oaxaca at the eve of the Spanish Conquest. writer Michael Lind brings a brand new point of view, focusing now not on underlying theological rules yet at the fabric and spatial expressions of non secular practice.
Using 16th- and seventeenth-century Spanish colonial files and archaeological findings on the topic of the period of time major as much as the Spanish Conquest, he offers new info on deities, ancestor worship and sacred bundles, the Zapotec cosmos, the priesthood, non secular ceremonies and rituals, the character of temples, the precise positive aspects of the sacred and sunlight calendars, and the non secular 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 non secular practices and should be of serious curiosity to archaeologists, epigraphers, historians, and experts in local American, Latin American, and spiritual studies.
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