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Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition / Edition 2
     

Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition / Edition 2

by David Carrasco
 

ISBN-10: 0226094901

ISBN-13: 9780226094908

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Davíd Carrasco draws from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology to explore the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organization, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition. His new Preface addresses this tradition in the light of the Columbian quincentennial.

Overview


Davíd Carrasco draws from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology to explore the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organization, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition. His new Preface addresses this tradition in the light of the Columbian quincentennial.

"This book, rich in ideas, constituting a novel approach . . . represents a stimulating and provocative contribution to Mesoamerican studies. . . . Recommended to all serious students of the New World's most advanced indigenous civilization."—H. B. Nicholson, Man

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226094908
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
915,596
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mosaics and Centers
1. The Sources: From Storybook to Encyclopedia
2. Quetzalcoatl and the Foundation of Tollan
3. Other Tollans
4. The Return of Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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