The Memory of Bones

But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca.

The Memory of Bones

Author: Stephen Houston

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292756186

Page: 334

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All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.

Tributes to the Memory of Martin Luther

Now I saw in my dream that at the end of this valley lay blood , bones , ashes ,
and mangled bodies of men , even of pilgrims that had gone this way formerly ;
and while I was musing what should be the reason , I espied a little before me a ...

Tributes to the Memory of Martin Luther

Author: Philip Columbus Croll

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Tribute to the Memory of Alden March M D LL D

He operated for non - union of bones twenty - six times ; for resection fifteen times
; of which eleven were of the lower jaw ; for anchylosis of joints five times . He
extirpated one thousand six hundred and sixty - two tumors , of every diversity of
 ...

Tribute to the Memory of Alden March  M D   LL D

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Treatise on Diseases of the Bones

The dose which I ordinarily direct is either two or three grains , three times a day ,
in camphor mixture or in a bitter vegetable infusion , and in conjunction with
sarsaparilla , when , with the disease in the bone , the vital powers are at the
same ...

Treatise on Diseases of the Bones

Author: Edward Stanley

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Page: 286

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Can These Bones Live

Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and ...

Can These Bones Live

Author: Bella Brodzki

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804755429

Page: 250

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Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and intergenerational transmission.

Charlie Hern ndez the Castle of Bones

... power from fear, from anger. So don't hold on to any and it won't have any
power over you. I knew what I had to do. And it was easy, because just the
memory of my abuela's words was enough to drive every scrap of the fear out of
my heart.

Charlie Hern  ndez   the Castle of Bones

Author: Ryan Calejo

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 1534426612

Page: 608

View: 850

“Well worth it for ravenous fans of quest stories.” —Kirkus Reviews “A highly recommended adventure series” —School Library Journal Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called “a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan” in a starred review, follows Charlie as he continues on his quest to embrace his morphling identity. Charlie Hernandez still likes to think of himself as a normal kid. But what’s normal about being a demon-slaying preteen with an encyclopedic knowledge of Latino mythology who can partially manifest nearly any animal trait found in nature? Well, not much. But, Charlie believes he can get used to this new “normal,” because being able to sprout wings or morph fins is pretty cool. But there is a downside: it means having to constantly watch his back for La Mano Peluda’s sinister schemes. And when the leader of La Liga, the Witch Queen Jo herself, is suddenly kidnapped, Charlie’s sure they’re at it again. Determined to save the queen and keep La Liga’s alliances intact, Charlie and his good friend Violet Rey embark on a perilous journey to track down her captors. As Charlie and Violet are drawn deeper into a world of monstruos and magia they are soon left with more questions than answers—like, why do they keep hearing rumors of dead men walking, and why is Charlie suddenly having visions of an ancient evil: a necromancer priest who’s been dead for more than five centuries? Charlie’s abuela once told him that when dead men walk, the living run in fear. And Charlie’s about to learn the truth of that—the hard way.

Shakespeare s Bones

SHAKESPEARE'S. BONES. HE sentiment which affects survivors in the
disposition ... in another, a creditable outcome of our common humanity: namely,
the desire to honour the memory of departed worth, and to guard the “hallowed
reliques” ...

Shakespeare s Bones

Author: Clement Mansfield Ingleby

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Page: 48

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The Memories of Fifty Years

What we are , we know ; what we shall be , we know not , save that we only leave
a pile of bones . Come , we are approaching home , and the moon dares to shine
, ere yet the sun has gone . Yonder is brother , and I expect a scolding ; but let ...

The Memories of Fifty Years

Author: William Henry Sparks

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Page: 489

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Medical lexicon

At the middle and anterior part of the frontal ( G. ) Vergleichen der Scharfsinn .
bone , above that of the memory of things . In part confounded with the preceding
. Indi21. Metaphysical penetration : depth of mind . cated at the outer side of the ...

Medical lexicon

Author: Robley Dunglison

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Page: 983

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Poetry and the Pre Raphaelite Arts

Poetry and the Pre Raphaelite Arts

Author: Elizabeth K. Helsinger

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Page: 335

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Focusing on two of the most influential figures in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, this book explores new ways of considering art and literature together. Elizabeth Helsinger traces the unusually close relationship between the poetry and poetics of two poet-artists and their contemporary practice of visual art and design. Her study focuses on innovations encouraged by the interaction between the arts to reassess the importance of Pre-Raphaelitism in literary as well as art history. Using the concept of “translation” from one medium to another, Helsinger develops compelling analyses of particular works and of the shared concerns of Rossetti and Morris. She connects their aesthetic and social experiments to projects undertaken by others, and she demonstrates the impact of Pre-Raphaelite strategies on later poets and poetic theorists. Lively and illuminating, this book both offers and studies the pleasures of reading and viewing attentively.

A History of Lace

Even at the present day pins made from chicken bones continue to be employed
in Spain ; and bone pins are still ... she cherishes her well-worn cushion as an
old friend, and works away, her present labour lightened by the memory of the
past ...

A History of Lace

Author: Mrs. Bury Palliser

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Page: 442

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The Columbian Cyclopedia

iks , the art of assisting the memory by certain rules and precepts ; the rules which
teach the method of assisting the ... Zealand name of the great wingless or
struthious birds ( see BREVIPENNES ) of which the bones are found imbedded in
the ...

The Columbian Cyclopedia

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