Incas, mayas y aztecas

Incas, mayas y aztecas

by Lewis Spence
     
 

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Presenting a fascinating view of the civilizations that flourished in South and Central America before the arrival of the European conquerors, this study examines the intricate myths that underpinned the belief systems of the Inca, Maya, and Aztecs, describing gods such as the plumed Quetzalcoatl; his enemy Tecatlipoca, lord of the night winds; and Pachacamac, the…  See more details below

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Presenting a fascinating view of the civilizations that flourished in South and Central America before the arrival of the European conquerors, this study examines the intricate myths that underpinned the belief systems of the Inca, Maya, and Aztecs, describing gods such as the plumed Quetzalcoatl; his enemy Tecatlipoca, lord of the night winds; and Pachacamac, the Peruvian spirit of the earth. This thorough investigation observes the Toltec and Aztec cultures of central Mexico, the Maya of the Yucatan, and the Inca of Peru, detailing the social organization, intellectual achievements, and important myths of each culture.

Presentando una fascinante introducción a las civilizaciones que florecieron en el sur y centro de América antes de la llegada de los conquistadores europeos, este estudio examina los mitos intrincados que formaron la base de los sistemas de creencias de los incas, los mayas y los aztecas, describiendo a dioses como el plumado Quetzalcóatl; su enemigo Tecatlipoca, el señor de los vientos de la noche; y Pachacamac, el espíritu peruano de la tierra. Esta detallada exploración observa a los pueblos tolteca y azteca de México central, los mayas del Yucatán y los incas del Perú, detallando la organización social, los logros intelectuales y los mitos importantes de cada cultura.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788497941273
Publisher:
Edimat Libros
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Mitos y leyendas
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,115,611
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Spence was a Scottish anthropologist and journalist and a compiler of Scottish folklore. He researched the mythology and culture of the New World, Western Europe, and northwest Africa.

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