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Solari, Amara 1978-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 2,250 library holdings
Genres: Prophecies  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Amara Solari
2012 and the end of the world : the Western roots of the Maya apocalypse by Matthew Restall( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, explain, and ultimately demystify the 2012 phenomenon
Maya ideologies of the sacred : the transfiguration of space in colonial Yucatan by Amara Solari( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinterpreting sacrality among the ancient Maya : recent works on the deified nature of death, dance, and geography by Amara Solari( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forgotten Figures : The Ritual Culture and Modern Display of Mesoamerican Ceramic Figurines by Hannah Toombs( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For the anthropological community, Mesoamerica represents an ideal research location. Numerous archaeological sites and a rich cultural history make this region a prime location to conduct excavations and ethnographic fieldwork. For the past century, the architecture and ritual culture of the Olmec, Maya, Mexica, and other inhabitants of the region have revealed the complex religious and sociopolitical organization of these Pre-Colombian civilizations. However, there are particular aspects of Mesoamerican archaeology that are poorly understood in the anthropological community today. Mesoamerican ceramic figurines, although discovered in abundance, represent a relatively unexplored and misunderstood area of the region's complex cultural history. However, these artifacts held significant sociopolitical and ritual meaning in Mesoamerican society, a fact that is rarely communicated in modern museum exhibitions. This project synthesizes existing research and recent literature on Mesoamerican figurines, discussing their chronology from the Formative to Post Classic periods and contrasting the ritual function of these artifacts in domestic and elite contexts. Figurine exhibits in modern museums are also evaluated to reveal effective and ineffective methods of display. The final component of this project is the design of a figurine exhibit in Penn State's Matson Museum of Anthropology that successfully communicates the ability of figurines to reflect the social, political, and spiritual culture of Mesoamerica
The Tulum murals of the Post Classic : a study of Maya subjectivity as represented in the visual arts by Amara Solari( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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2012 and the end of the world : the Western roots of the Maya apocalypse
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