Skip to main content alibris logo

Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan

by ,

Write The First Customer Review
Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan - Tarn, Nathaniel, and Prechtel, Martin
Filter Results
Shipping
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

Based on a thirty-year span of fieldwork in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala, Scandals in the House of Birds is a multivoiced epic of a sacred crime, and its tangled mythic, religious, and political ramifications. The Maximon, a wooden statue venerated since pre-Columbian times, is stolen from the local villagers, sent to a European museum, and finally returned decades later, largely thanks to the authors' intervention.

loading
Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan 1998, Marsilio Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568860442

Hardcover