Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire

Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire : Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition

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David Carrasco draws from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology to explore the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organization, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition. His new Preface addresses this tradition in the light of the Columbian quincentennial. "This book, rich in ideas, constituting a novel approach . . . represents a stimulating and provocative contribution to Mesoamerican studies. . . . Recommended to all serious students of the New World's most advanced indigenous civilization." H. B. Nicholson, "Man""

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 22.68g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 0226094901
  • 9780226094908

About Professor of the History of Religions and Director of the Raphael and Fletcher Lee Moses Mesoamerican Archive David Carrasco

David Carrasco is professor of history of religion and director of the Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder."

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