9780500287552

Mexico 6E Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500287552

  • ISBN10:

    0500287554

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 9/17/2008
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD

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Summary

Michael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the mostreadable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancientcivilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya hasnow been completely revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. Thesixth edition includes new developments in the birth of agriculture andwriting, both of which were independently invented here. Fresh insightsinto the metropolis of Teotihuacan reveal a world of palaces and warriorcults brought down by social revolts. A spectacular new find in thecenter of the Aztec capital, just unearthed, gives us a privilegedglimpse into the funerary rites of the most powerful monarch in NorthAmerica at the time.

Author Biography

Rex Koontz teaches art history at the University of Houston. Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Introductionp. 9
Early Huntersp. 18
The Archaic Periodp. 26
The Preclassic Period: Early Villagersp. 39
The Preclassic Period: Early Civilizationsp. 59
The Classic Periodp. 101
The Epiclasslc Periodp. 132
The Post-Classic Period: The Toltec Statep. 151
The Post-Classic Period: Rival Statesp. 175
The Aztecs in 1519p. 190
Epiloguep. 225
Visiting Mexicop. 232
Chronological Tablep. 236
Reigning Monarchs of the Aztec Statep. 237
Text Referencesp. 237
Further Readingp. 238
Sources of Illustrationsp. 243
Indexp. 244
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