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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, NY, 1998
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This is a sparkling BRAND NEW BOOK which is in MINT / PRISTINE condition, just as is its DJ, which is now protected with a Mylar covering. Top notch in every way, addressing the history and culture of the Maya, the Aztecs and other Pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. Bookseller Inventory # 003331

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

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang, NY

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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More than four hundred full-color illustrations and fourteen specially commissioned archaeological reconstructions add a visual dimension to a lavish overview of the civilizations of the ancient peoples of Mexico and Central America and their remains.

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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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