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Neglected by scholars in favour of his great rival Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca is among the most enigmatic of the Aztec gods. A large amount of documentary, iconographic and archaeological evidence survives for this powerful avenging figure. In this substantial study, now translated into English, Olivier draws on this rich body of evidence to discuss the symbolism associated with the god, his names and representations, his role in the fall of the kingdom of Tollan, his temple, priests and rituals.
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Guilhem Olivier is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico City and lecturer at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris.Review:
"An extraordinarily thorough and meticulous analysis of one of the principal gods of the Aztec pantheon. . . . The book will stand as a major contribution to our understanding of Mesoamerican religion."
—Journal of Latin American Anthropology
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Book Description University Press of Colorado, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. University Press of Colorado, 2003. Dustjacket spine lightly sunned; cover spine ends lightly bumped; binding tight; dustjacket, cover, edges, and interior intact and exceptionally clean; a nice copy; due to the weight of this item, additional shipping charges will apply. hardcover. Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 594484
Book Description Boulder, University Press of Colorado, 2003. Hardcover. BRAND NEW. Virgin copy, not yet traded. Crown 4to. Pp. xiii, 403. Set in two columns. Line-drawn illustrations. Notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, black cloth, spine lettered in copper, with pictorial dust-jacket. ~ First English edition. Translated from the Spanish by Michel Besson. A volume in the Mesoamerican Worlds Series. Seller Inventory # 1688