Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292756569
Pages : 338 pages
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Download or read book Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate written by Elizabeth Hill Boone and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2013-05-17 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In communities throughout precontact Mesoamerica, calendar priests and diviners relied on pictographic almanacs to predict the fate of newborns, to guide people in choosing marriage partners and auspicious wedding dates, to know when to plant and harvest crops, and to be successful in many of life's activities. As the Spanish colonized Mesoamerica in the sixteenth century, they made a determined effort to destroy these books, in which the Aztec and neighboring peoples recorded their understanding of the invisible world of the sacred calendar and the cosmic forces and supernaturals that adhered to time. Today, only a few of these divinatory codices survive. Visually complex, esoteric, and strikingly beautiful, painted books such as the famous Codex Borgia and Codex Borbonicus still serve as portals into the ancient Mexican calendrical systems and the cycles of time and meaning they encode. In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Hill Boone analyzes the entire extant corpus of Mexican divinatory codices and offers a masterful explanation of the genre as a whole. She introduces the sacred, divinatory calendar and the calendar priests and diviners who owned and used the books. Boone then explains the graphic vocabulary of the calendar and its prophetic forces and describes the organizing principles that structure the codices. She shows how they form almanacs that either offer general purpose guidance or focus topically on specific aspects of life, such as birth, marriage, agriculture and rain, travel, and the forces of the planet Venus. Boone also tackles two major areas of controversy—the great narrative passage in the Codex Borgia, which she freshly interprets as a cosmic narrative of creation, and the disputed origins of the codices, which, she argues, grew out of a single religious and divinatory system.

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 4).

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ISBN : 0567048993
Pages : 434 pages
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Download or read book The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 4). written by Josep Rius-Camps and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-08-15 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This final volume in the four-volume commentary, The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae, continues the comparison of the message of Acts transmitted by Codex Bezae with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text, represented by Codex Vaticanus. For each section of Acts, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Alexandrian manuscripts, followed by a critical apparatus and, finally, a commentary that explores the variations in the message of the two texts. Working from this strong methodological foundation Jenny Read-Heimerdinger and Josep Rius-Camps conclude that the Bezan text is the earlier of the two. In the process they provide an illuminating and comprehensive guide to the Acts of the Apostles." --Book Jacket.

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 3).

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ISBN : 0567219518
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 3). written by Josep Rius-Camps and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2007-09-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third volume in the four-volume commentary on the Book of Acts, this work presents a fresh look at the text of Codex Bezae and compares its message with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text of which Codex Vaticanus is taken as a representative. It deals with Acts 13.1-18.23, the chapters that cover the first two stages of the mission to the Gentiles, with the intervening meeting in Jerusalem (14.28-15.41). For each section, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Vaticanus manuscripts, followed by a full critical apparatus which deals with more technical matters, and finally, a commentary which explores in detail the differences in the message of the two texts. Of particular interest in this part of Acts are the person of Paul and the unfolding of his character and theology. It is found that in the Bezan text Luke portrays him as a fallible disciple of Jesus who, despite his powerful enthusiasm, is hindered by his traditional Jewish understanding from fully carrying out the mission entrusted to him in these first stages. The conclusion is drawn that the portrait of an exemplary hero in the Alexandrian text is a later modification of the flawed picture.

Codex and Context: Reading Old French Verse Narrative in Manuscript, Volume II

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ISBN : 9004485988
Pages : 954 pages
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Download or read book Codex and Context: Reading Old French Verse Narrative in Manuscript, Volume II written by Keith Busby and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 954 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Codex and Context: Reading Old French Verse Narrative in Manuscript, Volume I

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ISBN : 9004488251
Pages : 496 pages
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Download or read book Codex and Context: Reading Old French Verse Narrative in Manuscript, Volume I written by Keith Busby and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-07-04 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Art of Movies

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Pages : 1406 pages
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Download or read book The Art of Movies written by Nicolae Sfetcu and published by Nicolae Sfetcu. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 1406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as — in metonymy — the field in general. The origin of the name comes from the fact that photographic film (also called filmstock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist — motion pictures (or just pictures or "picture"), the silver screen, photoplays, the cinema, picture shows, flicks — and commonly movies.

Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex)

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ISBN : 9004438912
Pages : 503 pages
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Download or read book Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex) written by Harold Attridge and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 503 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Nag Hammadi Codex I (the Jung Codex)

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ISBN : 9789004076754
Pages : 512 pages
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Download or read book Nag Hammadi Codex I (the Jung Codex) written by Harold W. Attridge and published by BRILL. This book was released on 1985 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Codex and Context

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ISBN : 9789042013797
Pages : 502 pages
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Download or read book Codex and Context written by Keith Busby and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2002 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Codex Judas Papers

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ISBN : 9004181407
Pages : 672 pages
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Download or read book The Codex Judas Papers written by April D. DeConick and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains the proceedings from the Codex Judas Congress held to discuss the newly-restored Tchacos Codex. Since this codex is a newly-conserved ancient book of Christian manuscripts which had yet to be discussed collaboratively by a body of scholars, this book is nothing less than a landmark in Gnostic studies.

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 2)

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ISBN : 0567040127
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 2) written by Josep Rius-Camps and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-06-20 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This final volume in the four-volume commentary, The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae, continues the comparison of the message of Acts transmitted by Codex Bezae with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text, represented by Codex Vaticanus. For each section of Acts, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Alexandrian manuscripts, followed by a critical apparatus and, finally, a commentary that explores the variations in the message of the two texts. Working from this strong methodological foundation Jenny Read-Heimerdinger and Josep Rius-Camps conclude that the Bezan text is the earlier of the two. In the process they provide an illuminating and comprehensive guide to the Acts of the Apostles." --Book Jacket.

Codex Bezae

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ISBN : 9004379916
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book Codex Bezae written by Parker and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-07-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This rich collection of papers by scholars from various countries presents a range of important insights into the place of Codex Bezae in the history of the New Testament text and in the world of early Christianity.

Mirrors for Behavior

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Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book Mirrors for Behavior written by Anita Simon and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

On the Lips of Others

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ISBN : 1477307249
Pages : 217 pages
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Download or read book On the Lips of Others written by Patrick Thomas Hajovsky and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An interdisciplinary study investigating how the name and portrait of Moteuczoma (a.k.a. Moctezuma/Montezuma) II were represented in Aztec monuments and colonial manuscripts and how the concept of fame operated in the Aztec world.

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes

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ISBN : 0128181915
Pages : 608 pages
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Download or read book Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes written by Jun Wang and published by Woodhead Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-10 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes: Development, Validation, and Application presents the latest research on the most widely used nuclear codes and the wealth of successful accomplishments which have been achieved over the past decades by experts in the field. Editors Wang, Li,Allison, and Hohorst and their team of authors provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of nuclear code development and how to apply it to their work and research to make their energy production more flexible, economical, reliable and safe. Written in an accessible and practical way, each chapter considers strengths and limitations, data availability needs, verification and validation methodologies and quality assurance guidelines to develop thorough and robust models and simulation tools both inside and outside a nuclear setting. This book benefits those working in nuclear reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics, as well as those involved in nuclear reactor licensing. It also provides early career researchers with a solid understanding of fundamental knowledge of mainstream nuclear modelling codes, as well as the more experienced engineers seeking advanced information on the best solutions to suit their needs. Captures important research conducted over last few decades by experts and allows new researchers and professionals to learn from the work of their predecessors Presents the most recent updates and developments, including the capabilities, limitations, and future development needs of all codes Incudes applications for each code to ensure readers have complete knowledge to apply to their own setting.

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 4)

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ISBN : 0567313492
Pages : 434 pages
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Download or read book The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae (vol 4) written by Jenny Read-Heimerdinger and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-06-15 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the final volume in the justifiably lauded four-volume commentary on the Book of Acts, presenting a fresh look at the text of Codex Bezae and comparing its message with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text - of which the Codex Vaticanus is taken as a representative. Where Codex Bezae is lacunary (after 22.29), other manuscripts that often support Bezan readings elsewhere are employed. Although based on the Greek text, the commentary aims to be accessible to those who are not familiar with Greek. It is intended to publish the entire Greek text of Codex Bezae following the publication of this fourth volume. The fourth volume addresses Acts 18.24-28.31, the chapters that cover the trial of Paul and the last stage of the mission to the Gentiles, culminating in Paul's unhindered proclamation of the gospel in Rome. For each section, there is a side by side translation of the Vaticanus and Bezan manuscripts (or related alternatives after 22.29), followed by a full critical apparatus which deals with more technical matters, and finally, a commentary which explores in detail the differences in the message of the two texts. Of particular interest in this part of Acts is the evaluation made by the author of Paul's defence at his successive trials which, it is argued, is considerably less favourable than is commonly assumed.

Analyzing Teaching Behavior

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Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book Analyzing Teaching Behavior written by Ned A. Flanders and published by Addison Wesley Publishing Company. This book was released on 1970 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: