The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures : The Civilizations of Mexico and Central America, 2 volumes

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This unique reference source is the definitive guide to the civilizations of ancient Mexico and Central America. Exploring 700 years of history - before, during, and after the European conquest - the Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible introduction to an extraordinary cultural legacy. With 500 original articles by leading experts from many fields, the Encyclopedia synthesizes a wealth of knowledge about the archeology, history, language, literature, religion, and social life of Aztec, Olmec, Maya and other cultures. The articles incorporate the recent explosion of new scholarship, from new archaeological finds to new translations of classic texts. The scope of the Encyclopedia is wide; from the earliest settlements to the tenacious legacy of pre-Conquest culture in the colonial and postcolonial life of Mesoamerica. Featuring a rich selection of maps, line drawings and photographs, and a carefully designed network of cross-references, blind entries, extensive bibliographies and an index, this unique resource serves students, and scholars, specialists and nonspecialists alike with unrivaled effectiveness.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1424 pages
  • 243.84 x 299.72 x 116.84mm | 5,238.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • numerous halftones, line drawings and maps
  • 0195108159
  • 9780195108156

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This superb work should grace collections in art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, Native American studies, and Latin American history. * Library Journal * Highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries. * Booklist *show more

About David Carrasco

David Carrasco is Professor of the History of Religions and Director of the Raphael and Fletcher Lee Moses Mesoamerican Archive at Princeton University"show more

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