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Description - Ancient Americas by Nicholas J. Saunders

In AD 1492, Christopher Columbus stumbled across the Americas while searching for a route to the spice rich Orient. This was a unique moment in world history, akin to an encounter with alien species in our own time. What Columbus, and his successors encountered was an unsuspected continent, a New World, full of civilizations strangely different from European societies in their languages, appearances, institutions, religions, architecture and ideas of life and death. From the great empires of the Aztecs in Mexico and the Inkas in Peru, to their innumerable prehistoric ancestors, and the mosaic of tribes living in highland valleys and tropical rainforests, the evidence pointed to a phenomenon of human culture which had developed in isolation from the rest of the world for at least 20,000 years. Pre-Columbian America represents a singular example of the human genius for creating civilization. Through a stimulating account of the major civilizations in Mesoamerica and the Andes, this book aims not only to give state-of-the-art syntheses of each culture, but also to build a living picture of the fundamentally different nature of indigenous Amerindian societies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750933414
ISBN-10: 0750933410
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas J. Saunders

Nicholas J. Saunders is a leading authority on Ancient America. For over twenty years he has been engaged in research and teaching on Pre-Columbian civilizations, specializing in art and symbolism. He has organized international conferences and has published many academic and general articles and books.

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