The Resource Caciques and Cemi Idols : The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, (electronic resource)

Caciques and Cemi Idols : The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, (electronic resource)

Label
Caciques and Cemi Idols : The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
Title
Caciques and Cemi Idols
Title remainder
The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Cemís are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirit, which the Taínos and other natives of the Greater Antilles (ca. AD 1000-1550) regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers. This volume takes a close look at the relationship between humans and other (non-human) beings that are imbued with cemí power, specifically within the Taíno inter-island cultural sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. The relationships address the important questions of identity and personhood of the cemí icons and their human "owners" and the implications of cemí g
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Oliver, Jose R
Dewey number
972.9/02
Language note
English
LC call number
  • F1619
  • F1619.2.T3O44 2009
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oliver, Josâe R.
Series statement
Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
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  • Taino Indians
  • Taino Indians
  • Taino Indians
  • Taino Indians
  • Indians of the West Indies
  • Stone implements
  • Icons
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Latin America
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Caciques and Cemi Idols : The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
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online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Contents; List of Illustrations and Tables; Preface; PART I. INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL PREMISES; 1. Introduction; 2. Believers of Cemíism: Who Were the Taínos and Where Did They Come From?; 3. Webs of Interaction: Human Beings, Other Beings, and Many Things; 4. Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective; 5. Contrasting Animistic and Naturalistic Worldviews; PART II. THE FORM, PERSONHOOD, IDENTITY, AND POTENCY OF CEMÍ IDOLS; 6. The Cemí Reveals Its Personhood and Its Body Form; 7. Cemí Idols and Taínoan Idolatry; 8. Cemís and Personal Identities
  • PART III. THE SOCIAL RELATIONS AND CIRCULATION OF CEMÍ IDOLS AND HUMAN BEINGS9. The Power and Potency of the Cemís; 10. The Display of Cemís: Personal vs. Communal Ownership, Private vs. Public Function; 11. Face-to-Face Interactions: Cemís, Idols, and the Native Political Elite; 12. Hanging On to and Losing the Power of the Cemí Idols; 13. The Inheritance and Reciprocal Exchange of Cemí Icons; 14. Cemís: Alienable or Inalienable; To Give or To Keep; PART IV. STONE COLLARS, ELBOW STONES, THREE-POINTERS, STONE HEADS, AND GUAÍZAS; 15. Stone Collars, Elbow Stones, and Caciques
  • 16. Ancestor Cemís and the Cemíification of the Caciques17. The Guaíza Face Masks: Gifts of the Living for the Living; 18. The Circulation of Chiefs' Names, Women, and Cemís: Between the Greater and Lesser Antilles; PART V. THE BATTLES FOR THE CEMÍS IN HISPANIOLA, BORIQUÉN, AND CUBA; 19. Up in Arms: Taíno Freedom Fighters in Higüey and Boriquén; 20. The Virgin Mary Icons and Native Cemís: Two Cases of Religious Syncretism in Cuba; 21. Religious Syncretism and Transculturation: The Crossroads toward New Identities; PART VI. CONCLUSIONS; 22. Final Remarks; References Cited
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unknown
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1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000774980
  • (EBL)454576
  • (OCoLC)647814611
  • (SSID)ssj0000357496
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12107621
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000357496
  • (PQKBWorkID)10352655
  • (PQKB)10910144
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000774980
Label
Caciques and Cemi Idols : The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Contents; List of Illustrations and Tables; Preface; PART I. INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL PREMISES; 1. Introduction; 2. Believers of Cemíism: Who Were the Taínos and Where Did They Come From?; 3. Webs of Interaction: Human Beings, Other Beings, and Many Things; 4. Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective; 5. Contrasting Animistic and Naturalistic Worldviews; PART II. THE FORM, PERSONHOOD, IDENTITY, AND POTENCY OF CEMÍ IDOLS; 6. The Cemí Reveals Its Personhood and Its Body Form; 7. Cemí Idols and Taínoan Idolatry; 8. Cemís and Personal Identities
  • PART III. THE SOCIAL RELATIONS AND CIRCULATION OF CEMÍ IDOLS AND HUMAN BEINGS9. The Power and Potency of the Cemís; 10. The Display of Cemís: Personal vs. Communal Ownership, Private vs. Public Function; 11. Face-to-Face Interactions: Cemís, Idols, and the Native Political Elite; 12. Hanging On to and Losing the Power of the Cemí Idols; 13. The Inheritance and Reciprocal Exchange of Cemí Icons; 14. Cemís: Alienable or Inalienable; To Give or To Keep; PART IV. STONE COLLARS, ELBOW STONES, THREE-POINTERS, STONE HEADS, AND GUAÍZAS; 15. Stone Collars, Elbow Stones, and Caciques
  • 16. Ancestor Cemís and the Cemíification of the Caciques17. The Guaíza Face Masks: Gifts of the Living for the Living; 18. The Circulation of Chiefs' Names, Women, and Cemís: Between the Greater and Lesser Antilles; PART V. THE BATTLES FOR THE CEMÍS IN HISPANIOLA, BORIQUÉN, AND CUBA; 19. Up in Arms: Taíno Freedom Fighters in Higüey and Boriquén; 20. The Virgin Mary Icons and Native Cemís: Two Cases of Religious Syncretism in Cuba; 21. Religious Syncretism and Transculturation: The Crossroads toward New Identities; PART VI. CONCLUSIONS; 22. Final Remarks; References Cited
  • Photo Credits and CopyrightsIndex
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000774980
  • (EBL)454576
  • (OCoLC)647814611
  • (SSID)ssj0000357496
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12107621
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000357496
  • (PQKBWorkID)10352655
  • (PQKB)10910144
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000774980

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