Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica

Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica

by Stephen Bunson, Margaret R. Bunson
     
 
Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica is the first A-to-Z guide to the history of what is now Mexico and Central America, from the rise of the region's early cultures at the end of the last ice age, c. 11,000 B.C., to the demise of the Aztec following the Spanish conquest in the 1500s.The encyclopedia contains both longer essays on topics such as art and architecture,

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica is the first A-to-Z guide to the history of what is now Mexico and Central America, from the rise of the region's early cultures at the end of the last ice age, c. 11,000 B.C., to the demise of the Aztec following the Spanish conquest in the 1500s.The encyclopedia contains both longer essays on topics such as art and architecture, social life and festivals, gods and goddesses, the Mesoamerican ball game, funerary rites, the military, views of the underworld, and pyramids, as well as shorter entries on rulers of note, and important places.

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A guide to people, places, and events of the region, from the emergence of early cultures around 11,000 BC, to the demise of the Aztec civilization in the 1500s. Shorter entries are supplemented by longer essays on topics such as art and architecture, codices, social life and festivals, religion, and the military. Includes a general chronology and a timeline of individual empires, a glossary, a guide to pronunciation, and b&w drawings. For students and general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816024025
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.17(d)

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