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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195108156
ISBN-10: 0195108159
Format: Hardback
(295mm x 240mm x 120mm)
Pages: 1424
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 24-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States


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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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