From the Olmecs to the Aztecs 5th Revised edition
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Mexico by Michael D. Coe
Book DescriptionMichael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancient civilizations. This companion to his bestselling The Maya has now been completely revised and expanded for the fifth edition by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. A new chapter covers the Classic period collapse and its aftermath, including the exploration of newly discovered cities. The history of the northern frontier of ancient Mexico receives a completely new treatment, with revised accounts of shaft tombs, the turquoise trade and ancient Mexico's relation with what is now the southwest United States. The artistry of the Toltec is revealed through a recently discovered shell and turquoise warrior costume, and what we know of the enigmatic relationship between Toltec Tula and Chichen Itza is brought up to date. New interpretations of the symbolism of Teotihuacan and information on the great Mexican capital's relationship with the Maya are included, and there is additional material on Aztec village life on the eve of the Conquest. A section on touring Mexico has also been added, which will be this book even more valuable as a companion on any visit to the rich a
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500283462
(241mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael D. Coe
Reading the Maya Glyphs, Paperback (January 2016)
In the recent past, a working knowledge of the Maya script has been confined to epigraphers, art historians and other specialists. This is a compact, portable guide to enable students, tourists and armchair travellers to read and understand commonly encountered Classic Maya texts.
Maya, Paperback (May 2015)
Featuring stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, this book includes the discovery of an underwater cavern of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, and evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal.
True History of Chocolate, Paperback (June 2013)
Chocolate the food of the Gods has had a long and eventful history. This book includes data on the first cultivation of the cacao tree in the northwest Amazon, and the discovery of the chocolate process in southern Mesoamerica, long before the rise of the Olmecs.
Mexico, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by Michael D. Coe
An introduction to the regions ancient civilizations. It explores how several spectacular new discoveries have thrown more light on the Olmec culture, Mexicos earliest civilization.
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Author Biography - Michael D. Coe
Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His many books include The Maya, Breaking the Maya Code, Reading the Maya Glyphs and, with his late wife Sophie, The True History of Chocolate.
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