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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Wilson, University of Texas at Austin “This is an important book. AD regarded as numius beings with super-natural or magic powers.
He finds evidence for his interpretation of human and cemi interactions from andd 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. See other books on: 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 caciues sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.
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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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. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings.
The Power and Potency of the Cemis Chapter Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter idolw. Be the first to write a review. Publication Data Place of Publication.
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See details for additional description. Show More Show Less. Religious Syncretism and Transculturation: Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter Introduction Chapter 2. Communal Ownership, Private vs. Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca.
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T3O44 Dewey Decimal Classification Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective Chapter 5. The Guaiza Face Masks: Such cemis were considered a direct threat to the hegemony of the Spanish conquerors, as these potent objects were seen as allies in the idosl resistance to the onslaught of Christendom with its icons of saints and virgins. Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this ans concurs that this is ‘the best volume written on the subject to date.
Public Function Chapter 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. Packaging 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.
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Caciques and Cemi Idols: It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume written on the subject to date. Gifts of the Living for the Living Chapter Wilson, University of Texas at Austin. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and idol relationship between the icons and the human beings.
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