Introduction: Mesoamerican Medicine, Ancient and Contemporary

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Introduction: Mesoamerican Medicine, Ancient and Contemporary
Author(s) Chuchiak, John F. ; Liljefors Persson, Bodil
Date 2006
English abstract
This article introduces the Conference theme and the over all theme of the articles in this Double Volume, of Acta Americana which also is a Special Issue with contributions from the International Conference of the American Anthropological Association, that was held in New Orleans in November 2002, organized by John F. Chuchiak, Missouri State University, and Servando Hinojosa, Texas PanAm University. All these contributions are focused on various categories of medicinal rituals found in the Mesoamerican area, but the majority of those focuses on Maya rituals. Also the perspectives in the articles varies from ancient time to present time and in many cases the researchers argues for a long term continuity in these rituals, based on both archival records, epigraphy, iconography and contemporary fieldwork.
Publisher The Swedish Americanist Society
Host/Issue Acta Americana : journal of the Swedish Americanist Society : revista de la Sociedad Sueca de Americanistas;1-2: Continuities and Changes in Mesoamerican Medicinal Practice
Volume 10
Pages 1-5
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Mesoamerica
Maya rea
Yucatan
medicinal rituals
curing rituals
shaman
shamanism
Popol Vuh
iconography
epigraphy
Books of Chilam Balam
Ritual of the Bacabs
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17135 (link to this page)

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