The Memory of Bones

The Memory of Bones

But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca.

Author: Stephen Houston

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292756182

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.
Categories: Social Science

Tributes to the Memory of Martin Luther

Tributes to the Memory of Martin Luther

Now I saw in my dream that at the end of this valley lay blood , bones , ashes ,
and mangled bodies of men , even of pilgrims that had gone this way formerly ;
and while I was musing what should be the reason , I espied a little before me a ...

Author: Philip Columbus Croll

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH4FA7

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Can These Bones Live

Can These Bones Live

Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and ...

Author: Bella Brodzki

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804755426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and intergenerational transmission.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev Flavel S Mines

A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev  Flavel S  Mines

... this shall not be . His bones shall be buried in the midst of his people , and like
the unsepulchred bones of Joseph preach perpetually to them , the lessons ,
which with his dying breath be labored to enforce - - shall still repeat those
solemn.

Author: Fletcher J. Hawley

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU60747854

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Page: 39

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The Bible Remembrancer Intended to Assist the Memory in Treasuring Up the Word of God Illustrated with Maps and Cuts

The Bible Remembrancer  Intended to Assist the Memory in Treasuring Up the Word of God     Illustrated with Maps and Cuts

Judah . bones . Type of the two rods , foreTheir dreadful punishment . telling the
re - union of Boiling 24 Parable of a boiling pot . Judah and Israel . pot . | Type of
Ezekiel's not Gog and 38 Prophecies against Gog and mourning for his dead ...

Author: Ingram COBBIN

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ISBN: BL:A0017127036

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Page: 198

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The Memory Keeper s Daughter

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

These bones ran parallel; the greatest danger was that, in healing, the two might
fuse together. He flipped on the ... She had died at age twelve, and by now she
was nothing but the memory of love—nothing, now, but bones. And his daughter
 ...

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101010945

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered.
Categories: Fiction

Charlie Hern ndez the Castle of Bones

Charlie Hern  ndez   the Castle of Bones

And it was easy, because just the memory of my abuela's words was enough to
drive every scrap of the fear out of my heart. ... Charlie Hernandez Castle Bones
HC int.indd 565 9/4/19 2:21 PM CHARLIE HERNÁNDEZ & the CASTLE of
BONES.

Author: Ryan Calejo

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781534426610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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“Well worth it for ravenous fans of quest stories.” —Kirkus Reviews “A highly recommended adventure series” —School Library Journal Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called “a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan” in a starred review, follows Charlie as he continues on his quest to embrace his morphling identity. Charlie Hernandez still likes to think of himself as a normal kid. But what’s normal about being a demon-slaying preteen with an encyclopedic knowledge of Latino mythology who can partially manifest nearly any animal trait found in nature? Well, not much. But, Charlie believes he can get used to this new “normal,” because being able to sprout wings or morph fins is pretty cool. But there is a downside: it means having to constantly watch his back for La Mano Peluda’s sinister schemes. And when the leader of La Liga, the Witch Queen Jo herself, is suddenly kidnapped, Charlie’s sure they’re at it again. Determined to save the queen and keep La Liga’s alliances intact, Charlie and his good friend Violet Rey embark on a perilous journey to track down her captors. As Charlie and Violet are drawn deeper into a world of monstruos and magia they are soon left with more questions than answers—like, why do they keep hearing rumors of dead men walking, and why is Charlie suddenly having visions of an ancient evil: a necromancer priest who’s been dead for more than five centuries? Charlie’s abuela once told him that when dead men walk, the living run in fear. And Charlie’s about to learn the truth of that—the hard way.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Instructions in the Use and Development of the Memory

Instructions in the Use and Development of the Memory

subdivision of general anatomy, describing the number, form, structure, and uses
of the bones 2 Osteology is a subdivision of general anatomy, describing the
number, form, structure, and uses of the bones. Is osteology an obsolete study of
 ...

Author: George Yule

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:0315319776

Category: Mnemonics

Page: 76

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Categories: Mnemonics

The Memories of Fifty Years

The Memories of Fifty Years

What we are , we know ; what we shall be , we know not , save that we only leave
a pile of bones . Come , we are approaching home , and the moon dares to shine
, ere yet the sun has gone . Yonder is brother , and I expect a scolding ; but let ...

Author: William Henry Sparks

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044013660048

Category: Georgia

Page: 489

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Categories: Georgia

Medical lexicon

Medical lexicon

At the middle and anterior part of the frontal ( G. ) Vergleichen der Scharfsinn .
bone , above that of the memory of things . In part confounded with the preceding
. Indi21. Metaphysical penetration : depth of mind . cated at the outer side of the ...

Author: Robley Dunglison

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ISBN: STANFORD:24503381450

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Page: 983

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Poetry and the Pre Raphaelite Arts

Poetry and the Pre Raphaelite Arts

Author: Elizabeth K. Helsinger

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131699824

Category: Art

Page: 335

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Focusing on two of the most influential figures in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, this book explores new ways of considering art and literature together. Elizabeth Helsinger traces the unusually close relationship between the poetry and poetics of two poet-artists and their contemporary practice of visual art and design. Her study focuses on innovations encouraged by the interaction between the arts to reassess the importance of Pre-Raphaelitism in literary as well as art history. Using the concept of “translation” from one medium to another, Helsinger develops compelling analyses of particular works and of the shared concerns of Rossetti and Morris. She connects their aesthetic and social experiments to projects undertaken by others, and she demonstrates the impact of Pre-Raphaelite strategies on later poets and poetic theorists. Lively and illuminating, this book both offers and studies the pleasures of reading and viewing attentively.
Categories: Art

On the Bones of the Serpent

On the Bones of the Serpent

Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl Island Society Debbora Battaglia. Nine
On a Concluding Note In these pages I have shifted the focus of mortuary
analysis away from the dead and their survivors as separate social categories
and ...

Author: Debbora Battaglia

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226038890

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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Sabarl island—created, in myth, from the bones of a serpent—is a coral atoll in the Louisiade archipelago of Papua New Guinea. The Sabarl speak of themselves as true "islanders": persons separated from the means of both physical and social survival. The Sabarl struggle for continuity—of the physical and social person and of social relations, of cultureal values, of paternal influence in a matrilineal society—is the subject of Debbora Battaglia's sensitive ethnography of loss and reconstruction: the first major work on cultural responses to mortality in the southern Massim culture area and an important contribution to studies of personhood in Melanesia. The creative focus of Sabarl cultural life is a series of mortuary feasts and rituals known as segaiya. In assembling and disassembling commemorative food and objects in segaiya exchanges, Sabarl also assemble and disassemble the critical social relations such objects stand for. These commemorative acts create a collective memory yet also a collective experience of forgetting social bonds that are of no future use to the living. Sabarl anticipate this disaggregation in patterns of everyday life, which reveal the importance of categorical distinctions mapped in beliefs about the physical and metaphysical person. Using remembrance and forgetting as an analytic lens, Battaglia is able to ask questions critical to understanding Melanesian social process. One of the "new ethnographies" addressing the limits of ethnographic representation and the fragmented nature of knowledge from an indigenous perspective, her finely wrought study explores the dynamics of cultural practices in which decontruction is integral to construction, allowing a new perspective on the ephermeral nature of sociality in Melanesia and new insight into the efficacy of cultural images more generally.
Categories: Social Science

Dick s Stump Speeches and Minstrel Jokes

Dick s Stump Speeches and Minstrel Jokes

I'm afraid , Bones , that it is impossible for anything only three feet long to contain
all these . Bones . — Well , you see you am wrong . Dey're all in a yardour back
one . HOW TO CURE A BAD MEMORY . JOHNSON.- A good memory's a ...

Author: William Brisbane Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020563847

Category: Dialogues

Page: 180

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Categories: Dialogues

Monographic Medicine The clinical diagnosis of internal diseases muscles bones and joints nervous system metabolism by L F Barker

Monographic Medicine  The clinical diagnosis of internal diseases  muscles  bones  and joints  nervous system  metabolism  by L  F  Barker

The Higher Mental Processes and the Speech Centers It is believed that by
means of association neurons all the sense areas in the cerebral cortex are
connected both with the sensory speech area (for the memory of word-sounds)
and the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3894238

Category: Diagnosis

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History of All the Religious Denominations in the United States

History of All the Religious Denominations in the United States

... that they who rightly receive the same , do ganized and vivified his flesh and
bones . thereby really , but spiritually partake ... but the table of the Lord , the
Christian , therefore , is ' bone of Christ's bread and cup of the Lord ; the memory
bone ...

Author: Israel Daniel Rupp

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002079507C

Category: Christian sects

Page: 598

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Down Along with That Devil s Bones

Down Along with That Devil s Bones

ESSENTIAL ANTIRACIST READING “We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy Connor Towne O’Neill’s journey ...

Author: Connor Towne O'Neill

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751108

Category: History

Page: 272

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“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exposing the still-raging battles over monuments dedicated to one of the most notorious Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Through the lens of these conflicts, O’Neill examines the legacy of white supremacy in America, in a sobering and fascinating work sure to resonate with readers of Tony Horwitz, Timothy B. Tyson, and Robin DiAngelo. When O’Neill first moved to Alabama, as a white Northerner, he felt somewhat removed from the racism Confederate monuments represented. Then one day in Selma, he stumbled across a group of citizens protecting a monument to Forrest, the officer who became the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and whom William Tecumseh Sherman referred to as “that devil.” O’Neill sets off to visit other disputed memorials to Forrest across the South, talking with men and women who believe they are protecting their heritage, and those who have a different view of the man’s poisonous history. O’Neill’s reporting and thoughtful, deeply personal analysis make it clear that white supremacy is not a regional affliction but is in fact coded into the DNA of the entire country. Down Along with That Devil’s Bones presents an important and eye-opening account of how we got from Appomattox to Charlottesville, and where, if we can truly understand and transcend our past, we could be headed next.
Categories: History

A History of Lace

A History of Lace

Even at the present day pins made from chicken bones continue to be employed
in Spain ; and bone pins are still used in Portugal.44 Shakspeare, in " Twelfth
Night," speaks of " The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids
that ...

Author: Mrs. Bury Palliser

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:303293281

Category: Lace and lace making

Page: 442

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Categories: Lace and lace making

Alden s Manifold Cyclopedia of Knowledge and Language

Alden s Manifold Cyclopedia of Knowledge and Language

-žks , the art of assisting the memory by certain rules and precepts ; the rules
which teach the method of assisting the ... MOA , n . mo'ă : New Zealand name of
the great wingless struthious birds ( see BREVIPENNÉS ) of which the bones are
 ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112064259036

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Walking on the Bones

Walking on the Bones

What a melting memory, of syrupy substances, and butterflies, and yeah great
sensation. Well, truth was, if the memory of the sex was fading, yeah, it did, it was,
at least he remembered the sweet arrangements. He always made tiptop ...

Author: Joyce Engelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477117828

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Joyce Engelson surely knows what shes writing about in Walking on the Bones as she spent 30 years as editor-in-chiefat top traditional publishers, editing and acquiring in all the genres. Shes worked with Richard Condon (who called her the smartest girl in town!), Norman Cousins, Heywood Hale Broun, Irving Howe, Samuel Shem (House of God), Gael Green, Ishmael Reed, Baxter Black (renowned cowboy poet and novelist,) Max Frisch, Myron Sharaf, Hettie Jones, Chandler Brossard and thatswell only the tip of the iceberg in a working career filled with many highlights. She acquired and edited: first contemporary comic captions book (Captions Courageous); the now famous Prizzi series by Richard Condon; one of the best selling sex therapy volumes of the 70s, Making Love, How To Be Your Own Sex Therapist; first successful Assertive Training volume: the multi-million-copy When I Say No, I Feel Guilty (still in print); and the wildly successful medical novel The House of God (four million copies, 28th anniversary). She is herself the author of two novels -- The Silent Slain (mystery) and Mountain of Villainy and many short stories published in Playboy (First woman published!) ,Atlantic Monthly, Quarterly Review of Literature, Quixote
Categories: Fiction

Bones of the Night

Bones of the Night

How was I going to banish the memory of that night? The still air spoke of future
misfortunes. The ground that had absorbed the Savior's sweat also absorbed
footprints and scornful shouts. There were abundant witnesses in the silvery
mooned ...

Author: Elvio René

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449780319

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Matthew, an apostle of Jesus, relates a first-person account of what transpired on Thursday, the fourteenth day of Nisan, as well as the agonizing events of Friday, the fifteenth, in Jerusalem. Nisan is the first month of the Jewish year; it is when the meadows turn green once again and when Passover is celebrated. It is the month when barley and flax are harvested. Matthew, through a powerful recreation of events, describes that atmosphere that surrounded the Master and his disciples, starting with Sunday, the tenth day of Nisan, when Jerusalem’s joyful inhabitants proclaimed Jesus the Messiah. The novel offers a minutely detailed description of first-century Jerusalem—its temple, huge and overpowering; the commerce that was carried out behind its walls; its ideologically divided citizenry; and the totally insurmountable customs of the ruling class, the priests who forced the outcome on that Friday. These are the dramatic hours during which the judgment of Jesus is reproduced, as well as the efforts of Herod and Pontius Pilate to rid themselves of the responsibility of having to condemn the Savior and his merciless torture and execution. The human nature of what transpires in this book enters the reader’s mind during the scenes of the apostles at the Passover supper. The supper is depicted as an astonishing event, in a way that is different from what art and legend has instilled in us over the course of many centuries. The reader will become familiar with Genesareth Lake, the Mount of Olives’ diverse forest, the pain experienced in the garden of Gethsemane, the harsh torture at Golgotha, and Samaria’s dusty roads, realizing just how terrifying that Thursday night in Jerusalem, shrouded in shadows, was as the patrols carried out their search for Jesus.
Categories: Fiction