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Houston, Stephen D.

Overview
Works: 77 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 4,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, 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 )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic Maya by Stephen D Houston( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 651 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 )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 368 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
Fiery pool : the Maya and the mythic sea by Daniel Finamore( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veiled brightness : a history of ancient Maya color by Stephen D Houston( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decipherment of ancient Maya writing ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal courts of the ancient Maya ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 295 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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic Maya place names by David Stuart( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life within : classic Maya and the matter of permanence by Stephen D Houston( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this first full study of the nature of Maya materials and animism, renowned Mayanist scholar Stephen Houston provides startling insights into a Pre-Columbian worldview that dramatically contrasts with western perspectives. Illustrated with more than one hundred photographs, images, and drawings, this beautifully written book reveals the Maya quest for transcendence in the face of inevitable death and decay."--pub. desc
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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-presenting the past : archaeology through text and image by Sheila Bonde( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The archaeological past exists for us through intermediaries. Some are written works, descriptions, narratives and field notes, while others are visual: the drawings, paintings, photographs, powerpoints or computer visualizations that allow us to re-present past forms of human existence. This volume brings together nine papers, six of which were presented at a symposium hosted at Brown University. Two papers explore the classical past and medieval visualizations. Three treat the Maya, and one considers the imaging by eighteenth-century antiquarians of British history; yet another ranges broadl
Royal courts of the ancient Maya by Takeshi Inomata( )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dynastic sequence of Dos Pilas, Guatemala by Stephen D Houston( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal courts of the ancient Maya ( )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to Maya hieroglyphic decipherment ( Book )
in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya archaeology ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problematic emblem glyphs : examples from Altar de Sacrificios, El Chorro, Río Azul, and Xultun by Stephen D Houston( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Way glyph : evidence for "co-essences" among the Classic Maya by Stephen D Houston( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Houston, S. D.
Houston, S. D. 1958-
Houston, S. D. (Stephen Douglas)
Houston, S. D. (Stephen Douglas), 1958-
Houston, Stephen
Houston, Stephen 1958-
Houston, Stephen D.
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Languages
English (117)
Japanese (2)
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