Mexico: from the Olmecs to the Aztecs

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Thames & Hudson, Sep 7, 2008 - History - 248 pages
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Michael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the mostreadable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancientcivilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya hasnow been completely revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. Thesixth edition includes new developments in the birth of agriculture andwriting, both of which were independently invented here. Fresh insightsinto the metropolis of Teotihuacan reveal a world of palaces and warriorcults brought down by social revolts. A spectacular new find in thecenter of the Aztec capital, just unearthed, gives us a privilegedglimpse into the funerary rites of the most powerful monarch in NorthAmerica at the time.

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*Review of 2008 6th edition* This is a great, thoroughly detailed overview of the history of the Mesoamerican cultures that occupied what is now Mexico. Backed up entirely by the archeological ... Read full review

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After reading Charles C. Mann's fantastic 1491: New revelations of the Americas before Columbus, I became very curious about Pre-Columbian history so I bought a small selection of books on the topic ... Read full review


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Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Mexico, Breaking the Maya Code, "Angkor and the Khmer Civilization", Reading the Maya Glyphs, and, with Sophie Coe, The True History of Chocolate.

REX KOONTZ is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Houston. He has published two previous books, Landscape and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica (with Kathryn Reese-Taylor and Annabeth Headrick) and Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (fifth edition with Michael D. Coe).

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