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Houston, Stephen D.

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Works: 61 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 4,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F1435.3.P6, 497.4
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Most widely held works by Stephen D Houston
Maya glyphs by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic Maya by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first millennium A.D., the classic Maya created courtly societies in and around the Yucatan Peninsula that have left some of the most striking intellectual and aesthetic achievements of the ancient world, including large settlements like Tikal, Copan, and Palenque. This book is a synthesis of the Classic Maya. It is informed by new decipherment of hieroglyphs, decades of intensive excavation and survey. Structured by categories of person in society, it reports on kings, queens, nobles, gods, and ancestors, as well as the many millions of farmers and other figures who lived in societies predicated on sacred kingship and varying political programs. This text presents a tandem model of societies bound by moral covenants and convulsed by unavoidable tensions between groups, all affected by demographic trends and changing environments. It focuses on the Classic heartland but also refers to other zones
The memory of bones : body, being, and experience among the classic Maya by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The disappearance of writing systems perspectives on literacy and communication by John Baines ( )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume gathers papers from the first conference ever to be held on the disappearance of writing systems, in Oxford in March 2004. While the invention and decipherment of writing systems have long been focuses of research, their eclipse or replacement have been little studied. Because writing is so important in many cultures and civilizations, its disappearance - followed by a period without it or by replacement by a different writing system - is of almost equal significance to invention as a mark of radical change. Probably more writing systems have disappeared than survived in the last f
Fiery pool : the Maya and the mythic sea by Daniel Finamore ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first writing : script invention as history and process by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veiled brightness : a history of ancient Maya color by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decipherment of ancient Maya writing ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal courts of the ancient Maya ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hieroglyphs and history at Dos Pilas : dynastic politics of the Classic Maya by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic Maya place names by David Stuart ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Function and meaning in classic Maya architecture : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 7th and 8th October 1994 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shape of script : how and why writing systems change ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book builds on earlier projects about the origins and extinctions of script traditions throughout the world in an effort to address the fundamental questions of how and why writing systems change. The contributors--who study ancient scripts from Arabic to Roman, from Bronze Age China to Middle Kingdom Egypt--utilize an approach that views writing less as a technology than as a mode of communication, one that is socially learned and culturally transmitted
The dynastic sequence of Dos Pilas, Guatemala by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-presenting the past : archaeology through text and image ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to Maya hieroglyphic decipherment ( Book )
in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal courts of the ancient Maya ( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thematic bibliography of ancient Maya writing by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problematic emblem glyphs : examples from Altar de Sacrificios, El Chorro, Río Azul, and Xultun by Stephen D Houston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya archaeology ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Houston, S. D.
Houston, S. D. (Stephen Douglas)
Houston, S. D. (Stephen Douglas), 1958-
Houston, Stephen
Houston, Stephen D.
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English (132)
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