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Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztecs, and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples

Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztecs, and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples

Hardback

By (author) Maria Longhena

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  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 267mm x 362mm x 28mm | 2,540g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1556708262
  • ISBN 13: 9781556708268
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)

Product description

Ancient Mexico traces the development of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayas, and Aztecs who left testimony to their remarkable cultures in the form of great architectural complexes, sculptures, ceramics, and jewelry, as well as complex written records that have only recently begun to reveal their secrets. -- Provides a comprehensive overview of the entire historical panorama of the peoples of Central America from the earliest traces of the Olmec civilization to the era of the conquistadors -- a world of distinctive traditions and high achievements. -- Spectacularly illustrated with over 400 full-color photographs, archival reproductions and specially comissioned artists' renderings of what the ancient monuments looked like in their prime. -- Features a section devoted to the surprisingly advanced and sophisticated everyday life of the Meso-american peoples, newly reconstructed by archaeologists and ethnologists. -- Includes a geographical and archaeological exploration of the spectacular remains of ancient and once impregnable cities and kingdoms.

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