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Fanning the Sacred Flame

Mesoamerican Studies in Honor of H. B. Nicholson

edited by Matthew A. Boxt and Brian D. Dillon

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Mesoamerican Worlds Series

"The essays, written by recognized professionals in their respective fields, are outstanding. . . . A fitting tribute."
Colonial Latin American Review


Fanning the Sacred Flame: Mesoamerican Studies in Honor of H. B. Nicholson contains twenty-two original papers in tribute to H. B. "Nick" Nicholson, a pioneer of Mesoamerican research. His intellectual legacy is recognized by Mesoamerican archaeologists, art historians, ethnohistorians, and ethnographers—students, colleagues, and friends who derived inspiration and encouragement from him throughout their own careers. Each chapter, which presents original research inspired by Nicholson, pays tribute to the teacher, writer, lecturer, friend, and mentor who became a legend within his own lifetime.

Covering all of Mesoamerica across all time periods, contributors include Patricia R. Anawalt, Alfredo Lopez Austin, Anthony Aveni, Robert M. Carmack, David C. Grove, Richard D. Hansen, Leonardo Lopez Lujen, Kevin Terraciano, and more. Eloise Quiñones Keber provides a thorough biographical sketch, detailing Nicholson's academic and professional journey.


Publication supported, in part, by The Patterson Foundation and several private donors.


Matthew A. Boxt is a lecturer of anthropology at California State University, Northridge, and a former student of H. B. Nicholson.

Brian D. Dillon was a research archaeologist at UCLA and associate of H. B. Nicholson for many years. Now retired from academia, he continues to do fieldwork in the Maya area.

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  • Paperback Price: $44.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-080-3
  • Ebook Price: $35.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $18.00
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-161-3
  • Publication Month: June
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Pages: 592
  • Illustrations: 80 b&w photos, 50 line drawings, 22 maps
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Matthew A. Boxt and Brian D. Dillon
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-160-6
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