The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan: Center and Periphery in the Aztec World

The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan: Center and Periphery in the Aztec World

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By (author) Johanna Broda, By (author) David Carrasco, By (author) Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 13mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1989
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520065972
  • ISBN 13: 9780520065970
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Ill.

Product description

The remains of the great double pyramid of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire, came to light during the spectacular excavation project undertaken by the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia from 1978 to 1982. This volume offers three views of the "Templo Mayor" as the quintessential sacred space within the Aztec empire, presented in a collaborative effort by an archaeologist, an ethnohistorian, and a historian of religion.

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Johanna Broda is Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. David Carrasco is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Director of the Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project. Eduardo Matos Moctezuma is Professor of Archaeology at the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and Director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City.

Review quote

"An interesting book [that] provokes our thinking about the role of symbolism in ordering Mexican society."--H. R. Harvey, "Ethno-History