Mexico

From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500287552
Category: History
Page: 248
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A latest edition of an authoritative introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations includes coverage of the birth of agriculture and writing, new insight into the metropolis of Teotihuacan, and a recent find in the center of the Aztec capital. Original.

Mexico

From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500290767
Category: History
Page: 256
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"This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Updates begin with the earliest periods: one of the enduring puzzles surrounding Mexican prehistory, the origins of maize farming, has at last been solved. There are insights into the latest finds at the Olmec sites at Chiapas de Corzo and Zazacatla. The classic city of Teotihuacan continues to yield discoveries, changing the way we look at this major site. The Post-Classic Huastec people are covered in greater detail. And the unearthing of burial deposits in the center of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan has led to a new understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area."--Page 4 of cover.

Mexico

From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500277225
Category: History (South and Central America)
Page: 215
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Extraordinary recent discoveries - such as the stela from La Mojarra inscribed in the mysterious Isthmian script or the mass sacrifice of 200 victims at Teotihuacan - receive full coverage. A new chapter on Aztec life and society has also been added, based on fresh readings of the ethnohistorical sources.

Mexico: Volume 1, From the Beginning to the Spanish Conquest


Author: Alan Knight
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891950
Category: History
Page: 254
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The first in a three-volume history, covering the period 25,000 BC to the sixteenth century.

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade


Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105616144
Category: History
Page: 360
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Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Mexico


Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of Mexico
Page: 244
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Fünfzehn Dichter aus der aztekischen Welt


Author: Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643502400
Category:
Page: 356
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Die Gladiatoren


Author: Fik Meijer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783491962095
Category:
Page: 228
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Empire of the Aztecs


Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604131497
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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"Empire of the Aztecs" opens with a summary of the rise and fall of the empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. The second half of this book explores the daily lives of the Aztec people, focusing on their social customs, religious practices, family and community structure, and cultural accomplishments.

Bericht aus Yucatán


Author: Diego de Landa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150205280
Category:
Page: 291
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Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641146631
Category: History
Page: 352
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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

Olmec to Aztec

Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands
Author: Barbara L. Stark,Philip J. Arnold
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816516896
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
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Archaeological settlement patterns—the ways in which ancient people distributed themselves across a natural and cultural landscape—provide the central theme for this long-overdue update to our understanding of the Mexican Gulf lowlands Olmec to Aztec offers the only recent treatment of the region that considers its entire prehistory from the second millennium B.C. to A.D. 1519. The editors have assembled a distinguished group of international scholars, several of whom here provide the first widely available English-language account of ongoing research. Several studies present up-to-date syntheses of the archaeological record in their respective areas. Other chapters provide exciting new data and innovative insights into future directions in Gulf lowland archaeology. Olmec to Aztec is a crucial resource for archaeologists working in Mexico and other areas of Latin America. Its contributions help dispel long-standing misunderstandings about the prehistory of this region and also correct the sometimes overzealous manner in which cultural change within the Gulf lowlands has been attributed to external forces. This important book clearly demonstrates that the Gulf lowlands played a critical role in ancient Mesoamerica throughout the entirety of pre-Columbian history.

Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents

The Public Sculpture of El Tajín
Author: Rex Koontz
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292779887
Category: Social Science
Page: 151
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El Tajín, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the only center in the region with such a wealth of sculpture and fine architecture has hindered attempts to place it more firmly in the context of Mesoamerican history. In Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents, Rex Koontz undertakes the first extensive treatment of El Tajín's iconography in over thirty years, allowing us to view its imagery in the broader Mesoamerican context of rising capitals and new elites during a period of fundamental historical transformations. Koontz focuses on three major architectural features—the Pyramid of the Niches/Central Plaza ensemble, the South Ballcourt, and the Mound of the Building Columns complex—and investigates the meanings of their sculpture and how these meanings would have been experienced by specific audiences. Koontz finds that the iconography of El Tajín reveals much about how motifs and elite rites growing out of the Classic period were transmitted to later Mesoamerican peoples as the cultures centered on Teotihuacan and the Maya became the myriad city-states of the Early Postclassic period. By reexamining the iconography of sculptures long in the record, as well as introducing important new monuments and contexts, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents clearly demonstrates El Tajín's numerous iconographic connections with other areas of Mesoamerica, while also exploring its roots in an indigenous Gulf lowlands culture whose outlines are only now emerging. At the same time, it begins to uncover a largely ignored regional artistic culture of which Tajín is the crowning achievement.

Ancient Mexico and Central America, Archaeology and Culture History


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467264938
Category: Education
Page: 310
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Ancient Mexico and Central America, Archaeology and Culture History. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Hotel Sphinx

Roman
Author: Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641012244
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Eine archäologische Zeitreise in das Ägypten des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, eine Reise in ein Labyrinth aus Intrigen, Lügen und dunklen Geheimnissen. Luxor, 1922: Der passionierte Archäologe Ralph Trilipush steht vor dem größten Triumph seines Lebens: Er ist überzeugt, binnen kurzem auf die Grabkammer des sagenumwobenen Pharaos Atum-hadu zu stoßen. Noch kann er nicht ahnen, dass er einen Widersacher hat, der alles daran setzt, seinen Traum vom Ruhm zu zerstören – den Privatdetektiv Harold Ferrell, der bei Trilipush die Schuld für das das rätselhafte Verschwinden zweier Männer in der Wüste sucht ...

Life in Ancient Mesoamerica


Author: Lynn Peppas
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778720393
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces the people, land, culture, religions, and legacy of ancient Mesoamerica, which is now known as the countries of southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

Life in Ancient Mexico Coloring Book


Author: John Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486267050
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Illustrations accompanied by brief text depict the life of the Mayas, the Aztecs, and other ancient peoples of Mexico.

Kon-Tiki : ein Floß treibt über den Pazifik


Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548611150
Category:
Page: 252
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Als Nachweis für seine Theorie einer Besiedelung der Südsee-Inseln vom amerikanischen Kontinent aus überquerte Heyerdahl 1947 auf seinem Floss äKon-Tikiä den Pazifischen Ozean.