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By Mick Farren

ISBN-10: 0345353161

ISBN-13: 9780345353160

Photo the United States with a fanatical non secular zealot because the President; the place confessionals are available on road corners, taping humans recounting their sins; the place the police are outranked by means of deacons. this is often the the United States of "The Armageddon Crazy."
This was once the 1st ebook by way of Mick Farren I learn, and that i was once captivated by means of it. It used to be an instance of final strength corrupting eventually a physique thought of uncorruptable: the church. to determine how a ways the spiritual fall is sort of amazing.
"The Armageddon Crazy" isn't really an assault on Catholicism. For loss of a greater observe, it's a parallel international the place anything may occur, if definite situations are via.

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While we cannot argue with this testimony, we have a difficult time squaring that late date with the long Postclassic archaeological sequence in eastern Petén. We propose that the Kowoj were one of several elite lineages 14 Introduction to the Kowoj and Their Petén Neighbors affiliated with the Xiw in Yucatán, and, more specifically in Petén, the “Kowoj proper” were probably the last in a series of these lineages to flee Yucatán and migrate to Petén during the several centuries of the Postclassic period.

Rice T he history of the Kowoj in Petén cannot be understood outside of broader relations with other groups in Petén, with groups in Yucatán, and also with the Spaniards. Documentary evidence concerning the latter has been explored by Grant D. Jones (1998, Chapter 3, this volume). Here I situate the Kowoj within a wider historical and geopolitico-ritual landscape by overviewing the practices and events that establish the context of these interrelations. The northern Yucatán peninsula was dominated geopolitically in the Post­ classic and Colonial periods by two alliances of elite lineages known as the Itza in the east and the Xiw in the west.

672–692 (Schele and Mathews 1998: 365n31). 2 The early elites of Chich’en Itza were literate in hieroglyphic writing, and the inscriptions at the site date from about 800 to 998 (latest date at the Osario structure; Milbrath and Peraza Lope 2003: 21). Although ceramic dating has been a matter of sustained dispute (Andrews, Andrews, and Robles Castellanos 2003; Cobos Palma 2004), two complexes have been identified: Early Sotuta, mixed with some Cehpech pottery associated with the Puuc hills area to the west, 750–900; and Late Sotuta, 900–1000/1050.

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