Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0500290652

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A thorough study of the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Maya, Olmecs, and others, complemented by information from the very latest research in the field, is presented in a chronological framework to better illustrate the fascinating history of the region.

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2001
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0815308876

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Central America
ISBN: 0500290660

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This is the definitive textbook on the archaeology and history of Mexico and Central America, written by an expert and leading academic in the field. In 2005 the first edition won the Society for American Archaeology book award. This third edition includes new special features and boxes on Figurines, Mesoamerican Culture Traits, Language, Maya Royal Tombs, Tikal and Tenochtitlans Population; thoroughly revised chapters on the Aztecs and the chronology of the period; and updated references that address the major new publications since the second edition.

Central American Mythology

Central American Mythology
Author: Matt Clayton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2020-01-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 1952191211

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Mexico and the Central American states are home to many indigenous peoples, each of whom speaks their own language and lives according to their own customs. The loving god Olocupinele creates the world of the Cuna of Panama, while the goddess Nakawe' destroys and then remakes the world of the Huichol of Mexico.

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya
Author: David Jones
Publsiher: Southwater Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007-08
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 1844763978

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Explore the fascinating diversity of the myths and legends from two of the world's most ancient cultures - the Aztecs and the Maya. In an accessible A-Z format, this book provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on over 200 key characters and religious sites.

The Mythology of North America

The Mythology of North America
Author: John Bierhorst
Publsiher: New York : W. Morrow
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1985
Genre: Indian mythology
ISBN: IND:39000005534289

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Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures.

Handbook of Middle American Indians Volumes 10 and 11

Handbook of Middle American Indians  Volumes 10 and 11
Author: Gordon F. Ekholm,Ignacio Bernal
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 946
Release: 2015-01-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781477306772

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Archaeology of Northern Mesoamerica comprises the tenth and eleventh volumes in the Handbook of Middle American Indians, published in cooperation with the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University under the general editorship of Robert Wauchope (1909–1979). Volume editors of Archaeology of Northern Mesoamerica are Gordon F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal. Gordon F. Ekholm (1909–1987) was curator of anthropology at The American Museum of Natural History, New York, and a former president of the Society for American Archaeology. Ignacio Bernal (1910–1992), former director of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, was director of the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico and also a past president of the Society for American Archaeology. Volumes 10 and 11 describe the pre-Aztec and Aztec cultures of Mexico, from central Veracruz and the Gulf Coast, through the Valley of Mexico, to western Mexico and the northern frontiers of these ancient American civilizations. The thirty-two articles, lavishly illustrated and accompanied by bibliography and index, were prepared by authorities on prehistoric settlement patterns, architecture, sculpture, mural painting, ceramics and minor arts and crafts, ancient writing and calendars, social and political organization, religion, philosophy, and literature. There are also special articles on the archaeology and ethnohistory of selected regions within northern Mesoamerica. The Handbook of Middle American Indians was assembled and edited at the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University with the assistance of grants from the National Science Foundation and under the sponsorship of the National Research Council Committee on Latin American Anthropology.

Warlords of Ancient Mexico

Warlords of Ancient Mexico
Author: Peter G. Tsouras
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2014-09-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781632201799

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More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Learn the unbelievable true history of the Indigenous tribes of Mexico. Dozens of charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of Peter Tsouras. Tsouras introduces the reader to the colossal personalities of the period: Smoking Frog, the Mexican Machiavelli, the Poet Warlord, the Lion of Anahuac, and others . . . all of them warlords who shaped one of the most significant regions in world history, men who influenced the civilization of half a continent. The warlords of Mexico, for all their fascinating lives and momentous acts, have been largely ignored by writers and historians, but here that disappointing record is put right by a range of detailed biographies that entertain as they inform. Students of the area, historians working in American history, and long-term visitors and tourists to the region will gain a much clearer understanding of the background history of these territories and the men who formed and reformed them. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of photographs and color paintings, Warlords of Ancient Mexico is essential reading for anyone interested in this tumultuous, endlessly captivating period of North American history.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aztec and Maya

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aztec and Maya
Author: Charles Phillips
Publsiher: Southwater
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 085723143X

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This book offers an examination of the history, myths and legends of the peoples of Mesoamerica spanning almost 3000 years. Stories of sun-gods and blood sacrifice, of pyramids and temples, and of the fabulous treasuries of gold raided by the Spaniards have enthralled generations of readers. Architectural and cultural achievements range from the temple-pyramids and stone carvings of the Olmecs to the cities, trading networks and religious societies and systems of the Aztecs and Maya. This book contains startling revelations about the ancient peoples of Central America, including histories of the lands they conquered, the cities they built and the world they developed.

Mexican and Central American Mythology

Mexican and Central American Mythology
Author: Irene Nicholson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1967
Genre: Central America
ISBN: OCLC:1025777437

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The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 775
Release: 1984
Genre: Latin America
ISBN: 0521245184

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Enth.: Bd. 1-2: Colonial Latin America ; Bd. 3: From Independence to c. 1870 ; Bd. 4-5: c. 1870 to 1930 ; Bd. 6-10: Latin America since 1930 ; Bd. 11: Bibliographical essays.

Informal Empire

Informal Empire
Author: Robert D. Aguirre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2005
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0816644993

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Behind the ancient artifacts displayed in our museums lies a secret history--of travel, desire, the quest for knowledge, and even theft. Such is the case with the objects of Mesoamerican culture so avidly collected, cataloged, and displayed by the British in the nineteenth century. "Informal Empire recaptures the history of those artifacts from Mexico and Central America that stirred Victorian interest--a history that reveals how such objects and the cultures they embodied were incorporated into British museum collections, panoramas, freak shows, adventure novels, and records of imperial administrators. Robert D. Aguirre draws on a wealth of previously untapped historical information to show how the British colonial experience in Africa and the Near East gave rise to an "informal imperialism" in Mexico and Central America. Aguirre's work helps us to understand what motivated the British to beg, borrow, buy, and steal from peripheral cultures they did not govern. With its original insights, "Informal Empire points to a new way of thinking about British imperialism and, more generally, about the styles and forms of imperialism itself.

Golden Kingdoms

Golden Kingdoms
Author: Joanne Pillsbury,Timothy Potts,Kim N. Richter
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-09-26
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781606065488

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This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. Presenting spectacular works from recent excavations in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico, this exhibition focuses on specific places and times—crucibles of innovation—where artistic exchange, rivalry, and creativity led to the production of some of the greatest works of art known from the ancient Americas. The book and exhibition explore not only artistic practices but also the historical, cultural, social, and political conditions in which luxury arts were produced and circulated, alongside their religious meanings and ritual functions. Golden Kingdoms creates new understandings of ancient American art through a thematic exploration of indigenous ideas of value and luxury. Central to the book is the idea of the exchange of materials and ideas across regions and across time: works of great value would often be transported over long distances, or passed down over generations, in both cases attracting new audiences and inspiring new artists. The idea of exchange is at the intellectual heart of this volume, researched and written by twenty scholars based in the United States and Latin America.

VIEWS OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN

VIEWS OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN
Author: Frederick Catherwood
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2016-08-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 1363110322

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Mesoamerican Mythology

Mesoamerican Mythology
Author: Kay Almere Read,Jason J. Gonzalez
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2002-06-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780195149098

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An excellent resource, Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology introduces readers to the mythology of Mexico and Central America. Its chief focus is on Mexican Highland and Maya areas, as they were, and are, of utmost importance to Mesoamerican history. An extensive and edifying introduction defines the nature of myth, the Mesoamericans as a people, and the cultural worldview that informed Mesoamerican mythology. The Handbook presents historical and mythological timelines, with each time period and cultural group fully defined. Also featured is a quick geographical and historical survey of Mesoamerica from the Paleoindian Era to the present, as well as a discussion of some of the challenges and possibilities that structure Mesoamerican studies. Moreover, an extensive reference list and a glossary of cultural and mythological terms are included, and pronunciation guides are given throughout. With an annotated bibliography that ranges from film to websites, fiction to poetry, and from introductory to scholarly works, the book is an all-embracing portal to its subject.