By Michael Lind
Ancient Zapotec Religion is the 1st entire learn 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 no longer on underlying theological ideas yet at the fabric and spatial expressions of non secular 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 provides new details on deities, ancestor worship and sacred bundles, the Zapotec cosmos, the priesthood, non secular ceremonies and rituals, the character of temples, the exact positive aspects of the sacred and sunlight calendars, and the spiritual importance of the work of art of Mitla—the such a lot sacred and holy middle. He additionally exhibits how Zapotec faith served to combine Zapotec city-state constitution through the valley of Oaxaca, neighboring mountain areas, and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
Ancient Zapotec Religion is the 1st in-depth and interdisciplinary ebook 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 non secular studies.
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Ancient Zapotec Religion: An Ethnohistorical and Archaeological Perspective by Michael Lind