Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0500290652
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A thorough study of the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Maya, Olmecs, and others, complemented by information from the very latest research in the field, is presented in a chronological framework to better illustrate the fascinating history of the region.

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Author: Herbert J. Spinden
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780486144832
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Release: 2012-09-28
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

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Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, more. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster
Pages: 948
ISBN: 0815308876
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Release: 2001
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: American Museum of Natural History
Pages: 127
ISBN: LCCN:lc75016678
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Central American Mythology

Central American Mythology
Author: Matt Clayton
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1952191211
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Release: 2020-01-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Mexico and the Central American states are home to many indigenous peoples, each of whom speaks their own language and lives according to their own customs. The loving god Olocupinele creates the world of the Cuna of Panama, while the goddess Nakawe' destroys and then remakes the world of the Huichol of Mexico.

Ancient Teotihuacan

Ancient Teotihuacan
Author: George L. Cowgill
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780521870337
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Release: 2015-04-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Long before the Aztecs and 800 miles from Classic Maya centers, Teotihuacan was part of a broad Mesoamerican tradition but had a distinctive personality. This book synthesizes a century of research, including recent finds, and covers the lives of commoners as well as elites.

The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica

The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica
Author: Joel W. Palka
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9780810875661
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information and insights on archaeological sites, material culture, social and economic organization, religion and belief systems, and the social history of ancient Mesoamerica. The entries contain geographical, chronological, historical, and interpretive data that serve as a condensed and accessible resource of reference material.

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya
Author: David Jones
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1844763978
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Release: 2007-08
Editor: Southwater Pub
Language: en

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Explore the fascinating diversity of the myths and legends from two of the world's most ancient cultures - the Aztecs and the Maya. In an accessible A-Z format, this book provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on over 200 key characters and religious sites.

Warlords of Ancient Mexico

Warlords of Ancient Mexico
Author: Peter G. Tsouras
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781632201799
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico. More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Dozens of these charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of Peter Tsouras. Tsouras introduces the reader to the colossal personalities of the period: Smoking Frog, the Mexican Machiavelli, the Poet Warlord, the Lion of Anahuac, and others . . . all of them warlords who shaped one of the most significant regions in world history, men who influenced the civilization of half a continent. The warlords of Mexico, for all their fascinating lives and momentous acts, have been largely ignored by writers and historians, but here that disappointing record is put right by a range of detailed biographies that entertain as they inform. Students of the area, historians working in American history, and long-term visitors and tourists to the region will gain a much clearer understanding of the background history of these territories and the men who formed and reformed them. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of photographs and color paintings, Warlords of Ancient Mexico is essential reading for anyone interested in this tumultuous, endlessly captivating period of Central American history. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Geography of South America

The Geography of South America
Author: Thomas A. Rumney
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780810886353
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Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

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The Geography of South America: A Scholarly Guide and Bibliography by Thomas A. Rumney collects, organizes, and presents as many of these scholarly publications as possible to help and encourage efforts in the teaching, study, and continuing scholarship of the geography of this area, which covers the region as a whole, as well as each of the South American nations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aztec and Maya

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aztec and Maya
Author: Charles Phillips
Pages: 256
ISBN: 085723143X
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Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: Southwater
Language: en

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This book offers an examination of the history, myths and legends of the peoples of Mesoamerica spanning almost 3000 years. Stories of sun-gods and blood sacrifice, of pyramids and temples, and of the fabulous treasuries of gold raided by the Spaniards have enthralled generations of readers. Architectural and cultural achievements range from the temple-pyramids and stone carvings of the Olmecs to the cities, trading networks and religious societies and systems of the Aztecs and Maya. This book contains startling revelations about the ancient peoples of Central America, including histories of the lands they conquered, the cities they built and the world they developed.

The magic and mysteries of Mexico or The Arcane secrets and occult lore of the ancient Mexicans and Maya

The magic and mysteries of Mexico or  The Arcane secrets and occult lore of the ancient Mexicans and Maya
Author: Lewis Spence
Pages: 330
ISBN:
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Release: 1989
Editor: Spence Lewis
Language: en

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The magic and mysteries of Mexico or, The Arcane secrets and occult lore of the ancient Mexicans and Maya

The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico

The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico
Author: Jill Leslie McKeever Furst
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0300072600
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Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

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A richly illustrated look at basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul. Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, art historian Jill McKeever Furst argues that the Mexica turned not to mental or linguistic constructions for verifying ideas about the soul, but to what they experienced through the senses. 32 illustrations.

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Author: Herbert Joseph Spinden
Pages: 242
ISBN: UCAL:$B270276
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Release: 1922
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sorcery in Mesoamerica

Sorcery in Mesoamerica
Author: Jeremy D. Coltman
Pages: 421
ISBN: 9781607329541
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Release: 2020-12-16
Editor: University Press of Colorado
Language: en

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Approaching sorcery as highly rational and rooted in significant social and cultural values, Sorcery in Mesoamerica examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind it, analyzing manifestations from the Classic Maya to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed in other areas of the world, it has received little academic attention in Mexico and Central America until now. In each chapter, preeminent scholars of ritual and belief ask very different questions about what exactly sorcery is in Mesoamerica. Contributors consider linguistic and visual aspects of sorcery and witchcraft, such as the terminology in Aztec semantics and dictionaries of the Kaqchiquel and K’iche’ Maya. Others explore the practice of sorcery and witchcraft, including the incorporation by indigenous sorcerers in the Mexican highlands of European perspectives and practices into their belief system. Contributors also examine specific deities, entities, and phenomena, such as the pantheistic Nahua spirit entities called forth to assist healers and rain makers, the categorization of Classic Maya Wahy (“co-essence”) beings, the cult of the Aztec goddess Cihuacoatl, and the recurring relationship between female genitalia and the magical conjuring of a centipede throughout Mesoamerica. Placing the Mesoamerican people in a human context—as engaged in a rational and logical system of behavior—Sorcery inMesoamerica is the first comprehensive study of the subject and an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Mesoamerican culture and religion. Contributors: Lilián González Chévez, John F. Chuchiak IV, Jeremy D. Coltman, Roberto Martínez González, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos, Cecelia F. Klein, Timothy J. Knab, John Monaghan, Jesper Nielsen, John M. D. Pohl, Alan R. Sandstrom, Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, David Stuart

VIEWS OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN

VIEWS OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN
Author: Frederick Catherwood
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1363110322
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Release: 2016-08-26
Editor: Wentworth Press
Language: en

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Maternal Death and Pregnancy Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America

Maternal Death and Pregnancy Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America
Author: David A. Schwartz
Pages: 790
ISBN: 9783319715384
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Release: 2018-05-31
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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This ambitious sourcebook surveys both the traditional basis for and the present state of indigenous women’s reproductive health in Mexico and Central America. Noted practitioners, specialists, and researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the multiple barriers for access and care to indigenous women that had been complicated by longstanding gender inequities, poverty, stigmatization, lack of education, war, obstetrical violence, and differences in language and customs, all of which contribute to unnecessary maternal morbidity and mortality. Emphasis is placed on indigenous cultures and folkways—from traditional midwives and birth attendants to indigenous botanical medication and traditional healing and spiritual practices—and how they may effectively coexist with modern biomedical care. Throughout these chapters, the main theme is clear: the rights of indigenous women to culturally respective reproductive health care and a successful pregnancy leading to the birth of healthy children. A sampling of the topics: Motherhood and modernization in a Yucatec village Maternal morbidity and mortality in Honduran Miskito communities Solitary birth and maternal mortality among the Rarámuri of Northern Mexico Maternal morbidity and mortality in the rural Trifino region of Guatemala The traditional Ngäbe-Buglé midwives of Panama Characterizations of maternal death among Mayan women in Yucatan, Mexico Unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and unmet need in Guatemala Maternal Death and Pregnancy-Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America is designed for anthropologists and other social scientists, physicians, nurses and midwives, public health specialists, epidemiologists, global health workers, international aid organizations and NGOs, governmental agencies, administrators, policy-makers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of maternal and reproductive health care of indigenous women in Mexico and Central America, and possibly other geographical areas.

Aztec Thought and Culture

Aztec Thought and Culture
Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780806170619
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Release: 2012-11-28
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

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For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards in 1519, there was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. During that long span of time a cultural evolution took place which saw a high development of the arts and literature, the formulation of complex religious doctrines, systems of education, and diverse political and social organization. The rich documentation concerning these people, commonly called Aztecs, includes, in addition to a few codices written before the Conquest, thousands of folios in the Nahuatl or Aztec language written by natives after the Conquest. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions. The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. They concern the origin of the universe and of life, conjectures on the mystery of God, the possibility of comprehending things beyond the realm of experience, life after death, and the meaning of education, history, and art. The philosophy of the Nahuatl wise men, which probably stemmed from the ancient doctrines and traditions of the Teotihuacans and Toltecs, quite often reveals profound intuition and in some instances is remarkably “modern.” This English edition is not a direct translation of the original Spanish, but an adaptation and rewriting of the text for the English-speaking reader.

Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico
Author: David M. Carballo
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780190251062
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Release: 2016
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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This volume examines the ways in which urbanisation and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico. It provides a materially informed history of religion and an archaeology of cities that considers religion as a generative force in societal change

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Pages: 945
ISBN: 0521232244
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Release: 1985-07-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Volume III looks at the period of history in Latin America from independence to c.1870.