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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Caciques and Cemi Idols: Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter 8. Public Function Chapter 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.

AD regarded as numius beings with super-natural or magic powers. Introduction and Theoretical Premises Chapter 1. Gifts of the Living for the Living Chapter Show More Show Less.

Caciques and Cemi Idols: 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. Introduction Chapter 2. Such cemis were considered a direct threat to the hegemony of the Spanish conquerors, as these potent objects were seen as allies in the native resistance to the onslaught of Christendom with its icons of saints and virgins.


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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. Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI.

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Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter Wilson, University of Texas at Austin “This is an important book. Buttressed by idolz of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings.

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 written by Friar Ramon Pane in under orders from Christopher Columbus. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in cadiques original packaging where packaging is applicable.

This volume takes a close look at the relationship between humans and other n-human beings that are imbued with cemi power, ido,s within the Tai inter-island cultural sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. The Guaiza Face Masks: Cmi ratings or reviews yet. Communal Ownership, Private vs. It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume written on the subject to date.


This item doesn’t belong on this page. Oliver Paperback, Be the first to write a review. The Power and Potency of the Cemis Chapter See details for additional description.

See other books on: T3O44 Dewey Decimal Classification About this product Description Description. Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca. Publication Data Place of Publication. Be the first to write a review.

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The Display of Cemis: Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this reviewer cemu that this is ‘the best volume written on the subject to date. 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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