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Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes

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Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes
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Andean peoples recognize places as neither sacred nor profane, but rather in terms of the power they emanate and the identities they materialize and reproduce. This book argues that a careful consideration of Andean conceptions of powerful places is critical not only to understanding Andean political and religious history but to rethinking sociological theories on landscapes more generally. The contributors evaluate ethnographic and ethnohistoric analogies against the material record to illuminate the ways landscapes were experienced and politicized over the last three thousand years.

Author Biography

Justin Jennings is the senior curator of New World archaeology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. His recent publications include Globalizations and the Ancient World and Killing Civilization: A Reassessment of Early Urbanism and Its Consequences (UNM Press). Edward R. Swenson is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is a contributor to Andean Archaeology III: North and South and A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Edward R. Swenson Edited by Justin Jennings
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of New Mexico Press
Pages
448
ISBN-13
9780826359940
Product ID
27875503

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