Ballplayers and Bonesetters
One Hundred Ancient Aztec and Maya Jobs You Might Have Adored or Abhorred
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Ballplayers and Bonesetters by Laurie Coulter
Book DescriptionImagine growing up in Mesoamerica before the Spanish Conquest (1350 -- 1521). What does your future hold? The ancient Aztecs, Maya and other Mesoamericans believed that the gods created a world where everyone had a role to play. Some people were born to rule, others to serve. If you were lucky, you might have been a high priest or a queen. On the other hand, you could have ended up as a latrine boatman or a slave destined to become a sacrificial victim. Find out what it was like to be a tax collector (don't try to keep any money for yourself; the penalty is death!) or a porter (only if you enjoy carrying heavy packs up mountains). Or perhaps you'd prefer building pyramids, raising dogs or being a royal cook (frog casserole with green chile, anyone?). Other jobs you might have held include: * Counterfeiter * Bell maker * Mosaic mask maker * Beekeeper Featuring a fact-filled introduction, a timeline and humorous illustrations, this book offers a unique view of one of the most remarkable civilizations of all time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781554511402
(267mm x 210mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Annick Press Ltd
Publisher: Annick Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
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A humorously illustrated guide to 100 historically accurate jobs in pre-conquest Mesoamerica offers a unique view of one of the most remarkable civilizations of all time. The book includes timeline, further readings and index.
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Author Biography - Laurie Coulter
Laurie Coulter is the author of six books, including "Secrets in Stone: All About Maya Hieroglyphs." She lives in Toronto. Martha Newbigging has illustrated many books, including "Research Ate My Brain," "Attack of the Killer Video Book" and two other books in this series: "Cowboys and Coffin Makers" and "Archers, Alchemists and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed." She lives in rural Ontario.
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