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The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador. There was a collapse...

Land and Tenure in Early Colonial Peru: Individualizing the Sapci, “That Which is Common to All”

Legal Encounters on the Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...This article compares and contrasts pre-Columbian indigenous customary law regarding land possession and use with the legal norms and concepts gradually imposed and implemented by the Spanish colonial state in the Viceroyalty of Peru...

Live Donkeys at Last

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Even after 1424, live donkeys in Palm Sunday processions were few and far between. The Franciscan guardian’s use of a donkey under Muslim rule in Jerusalem, between 1480 and 1757, was exceptional. I have found no other record...

Conclusion: Renaissance and Expansion

A Short History of Medieval Christianity

I.B.Tauris, 2017

Book chapter

...A history of medieval Christianity must have an end, though events ran on. In the sixteenth century, Western Europe embarked on ‘renaissance’, Reformation and Counter-Reformation and expansion into the New World of the Americas...

Survivals and Revivals

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Given the Level of religious hostility, wartime damage, benign neglect, and malicious libel that palmesels have suffered over the centuries, it is perhaps surprising that so many have survived. An inventory published in 2006 lists 105...