Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs


By (author) Michael D. Coe

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 236mm x 15mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500277222
  • ISBN 13: 9780500277225
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 149 illustrations, lists, index

Product description

An introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations. This companion volume to the author's book "The Maya" has been completely revised and expanded. Enlarged sections are included on early village life and the rise of Olmec civilization. Recent discoveries - such as the stela from La Mojarra inscribed in the mysterious Isthmian script or the mass sacrifice of 200 victims at Teotihuacan - receive full coverage. A new chapter on Aztec life and society has also been added. Despite the Spanish Conquest and ensuing epidemics, the natives of Mexico survived through the Colonial period. Describing their struggle in a new epilogue, the author shows how much the character of modern Mexico derives from its Pre-Colombian past. Other work by the author includes "Breaking the Maya Code".

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Table of contents

Early hunters; the archaic period; the preclassic period - early villagers; the preclassic period - early civilizations; the classic period; the post-classic period - the Toltec State; the post-classic period - rival states; the Aztecs.