Place, power, and prophecy : ritual space and speech among the Yucatec Maya from colonial time to present time

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Place, power, and prophecy : ritual space and speech among the Yucatec Maya from colonial time to present time

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dc.contributor.author Liljefors Persson, Bodil en_US
dc.contributor.editor Boute, Bruno
dc.contributor.editor Småberg, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-03T12:17:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-03T12:17:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-90-04-23674-5 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1572-4107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14760
dc.description.abstract This chapter discuss Ritual Space and Speech as central components in Yucatec Maya religion over time. The analysis is based on texts, i.e. manuscripts recording myths, historiography, medical and astrological treatises, as well as empirical fieldwork. In the chapter Post-Colonial Theory is combined with historical ecology. The sacralised, cultural, landscape is seen as a mediator between the physical landscape and the Maya cosmology and articulated in the prophecies that are recorded in the texts. The resilience of Maya belief is explained by a homology between actor, play, and stage and is brought about by tested, multi-layered ritual procedures that are both agricultural and cosmological. These rituals connect the Pre-Columbian cosmology that they make present with the landscape they organise and sacralize, and that are performed by ritual specialists in relation to Post-Colonial powers and a Mayanized, syncretistic Christianity. en_US
dc.format.extent 21
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brill en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Religious history and culture series;60
dc.subject Books of Chilam Balam en_US
dc.subject ritual en_US
dc.subject prophecy en_US
dc.subject power en_US
dc.subject ritual place en_US
dc.subject ritual speech en_US
dc.subject Post-Colonial theory en_US
dc.subject Yucatec Maya religion en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Place, power, and prophecy : ritual space and speech among the Yucatec Maya from colonial time to present time en_US
dc.type BookChapter en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Society, culture and identity (SKI) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1163/9789004240032_007
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Devising order : socio-religious models, rituals, and the performativity of practice en_US
dc.format.ePage 123
dc.format.sPage 103
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