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The Gifted Passage: Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text

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ISBN-10: 0300228961

ISBN-13: 9780300228960

Edition: 2018

Authors: Stephen Houston

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In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. The Gifted Passage establishes that adolescent men in Maya art were both subjects and makers of hieroglyphics, painted ceramics, and murals, posing broader questions about the construction of masculinity in Maya civilization. The political volatility of the Classic Maya period gave male adolescents valuable status as potential heirs, and many of the most precious surviving ceramics likely celebrated their coming-of-age rituals. The ardent hope was that youths would grow into effective…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 248
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English