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. Wilson, University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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. Oliver Paperback, Be the first to write a review. Public Function Chapter Publication Data Place of Publication. Cemis are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirits, which the Tais and other natives of the Greater Antilles ca. Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the iconoclastic conflicts and the relationship between the icons and the human beings. 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.
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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.
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Quoting Samuel Wilson on the back cover, this reviewer concurs that this is ‘the best volume written on the subject to date. Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI. AD regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers.
Caciques and Cemi Idols: Buttressed by examples of native resistance and syncretism, the volume discusses the icoclastic conflicts and cemu relationship between the icons and the human beings. Skip to main content. No ratings or reviews yet. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Ancestor Cemis and the Cemiification of the Caciques Chapter Communal Ownership, Private vs.
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.
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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. T3O44 Dewey Decimal Classification