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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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This item doesn’t belong on this page. Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this reviewer concurs that this is ‘the best demi written on the subject to date.

Caciques and Cemi Idols: The Display of Cemis: The relationships address the important questions of identity and personhood of the cemi icons and their human ‘owners’ and on the implications of cadiques gift-giving and gift-taking that sustains a complex web of relationships between caciques chiefs of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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 cultural sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

Such cemis were considered a direct threat to the hegemony of the Spanish caciquez, as these potent objects were seen as allies in the native resistance to the onslaught of Christendom with its icons of saints and virgins. He finds evidence for his interpretation of human and cemi interactions from a critical review of sixteenth century Spanish ethhistoric documents, especially the Relacion Acerca de las Antiguedades de los Indios idolw by Friar Ramon Pane in under orders from Christopher Columbus.

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Oliver provides a careful analysis of the four major forms of cemis – three-pointed stones, large stone heads, stone collars, and elbow stones – ccaciques well as face masks, which provide an interesting contrast to the stone heads. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. See other books on: Oliver Paperback, Be the first to write a review.

It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume written on the subject to idkls.

AD regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers. Public Function Chapter The Power and Potency of the Cemis Chapter Caciques and Cemi Idols: Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca. Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective Chapter 5.

Show More Show Less. Introduction Chapter 2. See details for additional description. About this product Description Description. Introduction and Theoretical Premises Chapter 1.

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Gifts of the Living for the Living Chapter 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. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings.

Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter 8. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the caciqurs beings.