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Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztec, and Other Precolumbian Peoples

Longhena, Maria

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ISBN 10: 1556708262 / ISBN 13: 9781556708268
Published by Stewart Tabori & Chang, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 292 p. illus. Color photographs through out, many cover both pages. 6 page fold out map. 4 page fold out map. Contents; History of, daily life, art, and reglion, archaeological itineraries in Mesoamerica, glossary, bibliography, illustration credits and index. Bookseller Inventory # 030742

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Title: Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of ...

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

"Ancient Mexico" traces the development of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayas, and Aztecs who left testimony to their remarkable cultures in the form of great architectural complexes, sculptures, ceramics, and jewelry, as well as complex written records that have only recently begun to reveal their secrets. 415 color illustrations. 2 gatefolds. 14 color archaeological reconstructions.

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First-rate color photography makes this look at the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica a valuable addition to any art lover's library collection. Among the civilizations represented in nearly 450 illustrations are the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Toltecs. Readers will learn not only about the mighty pyramids of Tenochtitlan and Cacaxtla, the Temple of the Paintings at Bonampak, and the ball courts of El Tajin, but about smaller ceramic vessels, jade figurines, and other ceremonial objects. Although the text does acknowledge the near-complete destruction of these vibrant cultures by Spanish conquistadors, the majority of its contents are devoted to celebrating what the Mesoamericans did accomplish--and what has been preserved for us to remember those accomplishments.

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