Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Paperback Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

By (author) Michael D. Coe, By (author) Rex Koontz

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 239mm x 20mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500287554
  • ISBN 13: 9780500287552
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 181 illustrations, 20 in colour
  • Sales rank: 183,067

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Michael Coes Mexico, long recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the regions ancient civilizations, has now been completely revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. This sixth edition includes new developments in the birth of agriculture and writing, both of which were independently invented here. Fresh insights into the metropolis of Teotihuacan reveal a world of palaces and warrior cults brought down by social revolts, while a spectacular new find in the centre of the Aztec capital gives a privileged glimpse into the funerary rites of the most powerful monarch in North America at the time.

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Fascinating reading...an accessible, informed and extremely well illustrated introductory book. "