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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Paul Wood, Charles Harrison
Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan
Gary P. Leupp
Daughter Am I
Pat Bertram
Sharon Kay Penman
Silver Bullet (Falls Chance Ranch #4)
Ranger, Rolf
The Teotihuacan Trinity: The Sociopolitical Structure of an Ancient Mesoamerican City - Annabeth Headrick Compelling argument tying architectural and mural representations into declarations of state ideology and function. Good supporting evidence with the analogy drawn from the Three Stones of Creation myth and the triadic hierarchy of military orders and kingship. Analysis of a single complex, the White Patio, can not be extrapolated out to include all of the 20+ three temple complexes that have been mapped as yet. Additionally, the correlation between Aztec rituals witnessed and recorded in Spanish documents by priests and imagery depicted in Teotihuacan art has a level of acceptance of continuity theory that I'm not comfortable with. As an emigrated group who were known to revere the ruins of Teo, the Aztecs had a great deal of reason to seek validation for their own rule and tying themselves back into Teotihuacan, a place of legend at that time would have been self-serving.