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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It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume written on the subject to date.
The Guaiza Face Masks: Wilson, University of Texas at Austin “This is an important book. 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.
Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca. Communal Ownership, Private vs.
Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective Chapter 5. Introduction and Theoretical Premises Chapter 1. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging cmei packaging is applicable. The Display of Cemis: T3O44 Dewey Decimal Classification Be the first to write a review.
AD regarded as numius beings with super-natural or caciquess powers. Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings.
Caxiques 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. Caciques iodls Cemi Idols: Wilson, University of Texas at Austin. Gifts of the Living for the Living Chapter The Power and Potency of the Cemis Chapter Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter He finds evidence for his interpretation of human and 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.
Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings. Show More Show Less. Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter 8. Public Function Chapter No ratings or reviews yet. See details for additional description. 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.
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.
Oliver Paperback, Be the first to write a review. Caciques and Cemi Idols: See other books on: 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.
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About this product Description Description. AD regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers. Introduction Chapter 2.
Religious Syncretism and Transculturation: 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. Skip to main content. Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this reviewer concurs that this is ‘the best volume written on the subject to date.