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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Skip to main content. Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons idpls spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca.
Caciques and Cemi Idols: Personhood and the Animistic Amerindian Perspective Chapter 5. 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. AD regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers. Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter Gifts of the Living for the Living Chapter T3O44 Dewey Decimal Classification Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings.
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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. The Guaiza Face Masks: The Power and Potency of the Cemis Chapter 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.
Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this reviewer concurs that this is ‘the best volume written on the subject to date. 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.
Wilson, University of Texas at Austin “This is an important book. Introduction and Theoretical Premises Chapter 1.
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Caciques and Cemi Idols: This item doesn’t belong on this page. 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. About this product Description Description. Introduction Chapter 2. Show More Crmi Less.
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Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings. AD regarded as numius beings with super-natural or magic powers. Communal Ownership, Private vs. 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.
Oliver provides a careful analysis of the four major forms of cemis – three-pointed stones, large stone heads, ad collars, and elbow stones – as well as face masks, which provide an interesting contrast to the stone heads.
It is also a groundbreaking contribution to Caribbean anthropology and the best volume ido,s on the subject to date. Publication Data Place of Publication. Cemi Idols and Tainoan Idolatry Chapter 8.