The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
The Civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Edited by David Carrasco
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures by David Carrasco
Book DescriptionThis unique reference source is the definitive guide to the civilizations of ancient Mexico and Central America. Exploring 700 years of history - before, during, and after the European conquest - the Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible introduction to an extraordinary cultural legacy. With 500 original articles by leading experts from many fields, the Encyclopedia synthesizes a wealth of knowledge about the archeology, history, language, literature, religion, and social life of Aztec, Olmec, Maya and other cultures. The articles incorporate the recent explosion of new scholarship, from new archaeological finds to new translations of classic texts. The scope of the Encyclopedia is wide; from the earliest settlements to the tenacious legacy of pre-Conquest culture in the colonial and postcolonial life of Mesoamerica. Featuring a rich selection of maps, line drawings and photographs, and a carefully designed network of cross-references, blind entries, extensive bibliographies and an index, this unique resource serves students, and scholars, specialists and nonspecialists alike with unrivaled effectiveness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195108156
(295mm x 240mm x 120mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 24-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Carrasco
Daily Life of the Aztecs, Paperback (September 2008)
Describes and explains various aspects of life in complex historical eras - cultural, social, religious, political - with details on such activities as cooking, games, dress, and parenting.
City of Sacrifice, Paperback (November 2000)View all books by David Carrasco
This text confronts provocative questions about violence and civilization. Chronicling the story of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, the author discovers that religious violence was integral to urbanization: the city itself was a temple. The books asks: is civilization built on violence?
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Author Biography - David Carrasco
David Carrasco is Professor of the History of Religions and Director of the Raphael and Fletcher Lee Moses Mesoamerican Archive at Princeton University"
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