The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization / Edition 1by Robert M. Carmack, Gary H. Gossen
Pub. Date: 08/09/1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
This book summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situation of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions to the present-day societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community. The book integrates the experiences of all of these nations showing what they share and how they differ and integrates discussions of the roles of women as well as men in the development of present-day native societies, both throughout the book and in a separate chapter.
Table of Contents1. Introduction.
I. AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE MESOAMERICAN PEOPLES.2. Origins and Development of Mesoamerican Civilization.
3. Mesoamerica at Spanish Contact.
4. Mesoamerica and Spain: The Conquest.
5. The Colonial Period in Mesoamerica.
6. Mesoamericans in the Era of Liberal Reforms.
7. Mesoamericans in the Modern Era.
II. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MESOAMERICAN STUDIES.8. The Religions of Mesoamerica.
9. Women and Gender in Mesoamerica.
10. The Political and Cultural Economy of Mesoamerica.
11. Language and Languages in Mesoamerica.
12. Indigenous Literature in Preconquest and Colonial Mesoamerica.
13. The Indian Voice in Twentieth-Century Mesoamerican Literature.
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