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Taube, Karl A.

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Works: 51 works in 158 publications in 4 languages and 4,404 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Catalogs  Folklore 
Roles: Consultant
Classifications: F1435.3.R3, 299.792
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Most widely held works by Karl A Taube
Aztec and Maya myths by Karl A Taube ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The myths of the Aztec and Maya derive from a shared Mesoamerican cultural tradition. This is very much a living tradition, and many of the motifs and gods mentioned in early sources are still evoked in the lore of contemporary Mexico and Guatemala. Professor Taube discusses the different sources for Aztec and Maya myths. The Aztec empire began less than 200 years before the Spanish conquest, and our knowledge of their mythology derives primarily from native colonial documents and manuscripts commissioned by the Spanish. The Maya mythology is far older, and our knowledge of it comes mainly from native manuscripts of the Classic period, over 600 years before the Spanish conquest. Drawing on these sources as well as nineteenth- and twentieth-century excavations and research, including the interpretation of the codices and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing, the author discusses, among other things, the Popol Vuh myths of the Maya, the flood myth of Northern Yucatan, and the Aztec creation myth"--Publisher's description
The gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya : an illustrated dictionary of Mesoamerican religion by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs
An illustrated dictionary of the gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya by Mary Ellen Miller ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The myths and beliefs of the great Precolumbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world. In 'The gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya nearly 300 entries...describe the main gods and symboles of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts of Mesoamerican history and relition, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photogrpahs and commissioned line drawings...."
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 Albers collection of pre-Columbian art by Karl A Taube ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The major gods of ancient Yucatan by Karl A Taube ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The five suns a sacred history of Mexico by Patricia Amlin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An animated depiction of the creation myth of 16th century native Mexicans
Olmec art at Dumbarton Oaks by Karl A Taube ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aztekische und Maya-Mythen by Karl A Taube ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mythes aztèques et mayas by Karl A Taube ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une exploration sourcière précède la description des mythologies méso-américaines avec conseils de lectures. Bonne initiation
Statistik in der Qualitätssicherung : Lehr- und Übungsbuch ; mit 111 Tabellen by Karl A Taube ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stahlerzeugung kompakt : Grundlagen der Eisen- und Stahlmetallurgie by Karl A Taube ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Umformtechnik der Metalle : Lehrbuch für Produktionstechnik und Fertigungsverfahren by Karl A Taube ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A representation of the principal bird deity in the Paris Codex by Karl A Taube ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murals of San Bartolo, El Petén, Guatemala by William A Saturno ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writing system of ancient Teotihuacán by Karl A Taube ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Itzam Cab Ain : caimans, cosmology, and calendrics in Postclassic Yucatán by Karl A Taube ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mitos : aztecas y mayas by Karl A Taube ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The view from Yalahau : 1993 archaeological investigations in northern Quintana Roo, Mexico ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eleven papers present the preliminary findings of a project designed to explore ancient Maya subsistence, settlement patterns, and political organization in northeastern Yucatán. Investigations focused on settlement survey and documentation of monumental architecture, especially at the large center of Naranjal. Results suggest that occupation was most intense during the terminal formative and early classic periods, with a decline during the late and terminal classic and renewed activity in the late postclassic"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The murals of San Bartolo, El Petén, Guatemala ( Book )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Taube, Karl
Taube, Karl, 1957-
Taube, Karl A., 1957-
Taube, Karl Andreas.
Taube, Karl Andreas, 1957-
タウベ, カール
Languages
English (94)
German (10)
Spanish (4)
French (4)
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