From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500287552
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 3191
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.

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105616144
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 3467
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.)

Ancient Mexico and Central America, Archaeology and Culture History

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467264938
Category: Education
Page: 310
View: 5486
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.

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

Author: Alan Knight
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891950
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 8158
The first in a three-volume history, covering the period 25,000 BC to the sixteenth century.

The Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Douglas Newton
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870994611
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 7586
This twelve-volume series for the general reader reproduces works of art representing the resources of all eighteen curatorial departments of the Museum.

Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Barbara Burn
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870996770
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 6171
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a living encyclopedia of world art. Cultures from every part of the world - from Florence to Thebes, from Pennsylvania to Papua, New Guinea - from the ancient world to the present, and in every medium, are represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality. This book presents over 250 of the finest masterpieces in the Metropolitan's collection, drawn from more than three million works in eighteen different curatorial departments. Some of these splendid objects, such as the Temple of Dendur, Botticelli's Annunciation, Rembrandt's Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, and Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, are very famous; others, including a rare Chinese scroll, a drawing by Michelangelo, and an ornate Turkish sword, are less well known. All are remarkable and unique. The works have been arranged in a generally chronological order by culture, beginning with ancient Egypt and ending with the twentieth century in Europe and America. Each reproduction is accompanied by a text that includes pertinent information about the work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Life in Ancient Mexico Coloring Book

Author: John Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486267050
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 4540
Illustrations accompanied by brief text depict the life of the Mayas, the Aztecs, and other ancient peoples of Mexico.

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
View: 9971
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.

Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations

Author: John Murphy
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 1622753976
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 130
View: 788
Sharing many common beliefs, deities, and rituals, the religion of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca was rooted in both the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the movements of the sun, moon, and stars. Readers will meet rain and sun gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth mothers who are both creators and destroyers, and even a feathered serpent. Lavish primary-source images of arts and artifacts are paired with text that is both information-packed and enthralling. Readers who enter this pantheon are in for an awe-inspiring cultural journey through the divine mysteries of time and space.


Die letzte Schlacht der Azteken. Roman
Author: José León Sánchez
Publisher: Unionsverlag
ISBN: 3293304443
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 9298
Überwältigt stehen 1519 Cortés und seine Truppen vor einer Stadt, die an Größe, Pracht, Einwohnerzahl und Baukunst alles übertrifft, was sie aus der alten Welt kennen: Tenochtitlan. Als Abgesandter Gottes wird Cortés mit Blumen überschüttet. Danach hat die Gier nach Gold und Macht die reichste Stadt der Welt in Schutt und Asche gelegt. Durch die Augen eines aztekischen Weisen erzählt Sánchez über den Untergang der Azteken. Dieser historische Roman ist wie ein grandioser Monumentalfilm, der aber nie an der Oberfläche der Ereignisse bleibt, sondern die Weltsicht der Azteken, die Vorstellung von Kosmos und Zeit, ihre geistigen und kulturellen Leistungen vermittelt.

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
View: 336
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.

Atlas of the North American Indian

Author: Carl Waldman,Molly Braun
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438126719
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
View: 8291
Presents an illustrated reference that covers the history, culture and tribal distribution of North American Indians.

Sacred Places

101 Spiritual Sites Around the World
Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
ISBN: 9781888729023
Category: Sacred space
Page: 238
View: 5576
A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.


A History
Author: Robert Ryal Miller
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806148837
Category: History
Page: 428
View: 2502
This book is a skillful synthesis of Mexico's complex and colorful history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Utilizing his many years of research and teaching as well as his personal experience in Mexico, the author incorporates recent archaeological evidence, posits fresh interpretations, and analyzes such current problems as foreign debt, dependency on petroleum exports, and providing education and employment for an expanding population. Combining political events and social history in a smooth narrative, the book describes events, places, and individuals, the daily life of peasants and urban workers, and touches on cultural topics, including architecture, art, literature, and music. As a special feature, each chapter contains excerpts from contemporary letters, books, decrees, or poems, firsthand accounts that lend historical flavor to the discussion of each era. Mexico has an exciting history: several Indian civilizations; the Spanish conquest; three colonial centuries, during which there was a blending of Old World and New World cultures; a decade of wars for independence; the struggle of the young republic; wars with the United States and France; confrontation between the Indian president, Juárez, and the Austrian born emperor, Maximilian; a long dictatorship under Diaz; the Great Revolution that destroyed debt peonage, confiscated Church property, and reduced foreign economic power; and the recent drive to modernize through industrialization. Mexico: A History will be an excellent college-level textbook and good reading for the thousands of Americans who have visited Mexico and those who hope to visit.

One Classroom, Many Cultures

Cross-Curricular Lesson Plans for Embracing Cultural Diversity
Author: Deborah Kopka,Jonathan Gross,Bonnie J. Krueger
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429108568
Category: Education
Page: 64
View: 6512
Six complete cross-curricular lesson plans for embracing cultural diversity - specific regions within the continents of North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia are included. Discover history, landmarks, traditions, and much more in this activity-packed, reproducible resource.

Ancient Mexico

Author: Maria Longhena
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788854401297
Category: Travel
Page: 292
View: 2686
Late in the 15th century the discovery of the New World revealed to the Europeans the existence of peoples and cultures whose forms of artistic and intellectual expression were totally different to their own but of immense appeal. While at that time the white Conquistadores had no interest in and were perhaps incapable of appreciating and respecting this cultural heritage, for some considerable time now the so-called "pre-Columbian civilisations" have been rediscovered and archaeologists are attempting to reconstruct their marvellous cultural mosaic, the roots of which lie in an historical substrata predating the Christian era by some thousands of years. The aim of this book is to trace the development of some of the civilisations that emerged in the Mesoamerican region and gave rise to surprisingly advanced and sophisticated cities. The Olmecs, Maya, Aztecs and other less well known groups have in fact left extraordinary evidence of their passing in the form of great architectural complexes, monumental sculptures, ceramics, jewellery and surprising written records that have only recently given up their secrets. This volume also intends to underline the importance of the so-called minor cultures that have until now been unknown to the public at large but which nonetheless contributed to the economic and cultural development of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The work is characterised by a dual scientific and generalist approach to provide all readers with in-depth information - that is both stimulating and comprehensible - concerning a world that is still far from contemporary models. Concise but exhaustive captions, comprehensive iconographical references, numerous colour plates, line drawings and black and white maps complement the text and contextualise the cultural parallels and ideologies of the various civilisations in question within the chronological sequence in the most reliable and attractive manner possible.

A Brief History of Mexico

Author: Lynn V. Foster
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108273
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6613
Presents a history of Mexico, from pre-Columbian times through the early 2000s.

Voyages of the Pyramid Builders

Author: Robert M. Schoch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440651094
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 2171
Is it a mere coincidence that pyramids are found throughout our globe? Did cultures ranging across vast spaces in geography and time, such as the ancient Egyptians; early Bud-dhists; the Maya, Inca, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations of the Americas; the Celts of the British Isles; and even the Mississippi Indians of pre-Columbus Illinois, simply dream the same dreams and envision the same structures? Robert M. Schoch-one of the world's preeminent geologists in recasting the date of the building of the Great Sphinx-believes otherwise. In this dramatic and meticulously reasoned book, Schoch, like anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl in his classic Kon-Tiki, argues that ancient cultures traveled great distances by sea. Indeed, he believes that primeval sailors traveled from the Eastern continent, primarily Southeast Asia, and spread the idea of pyramids across the globe, particularly to the New World of the Americas where they abounded until the days of the Conquistadors.

Identity by Design

Author: Georgia Butina-Watson,Ian Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136396950
Category: Architecture
Page: 298
View: 7085
In a world of increasing globalisation, where one high street becomes interchangeable with the next, Identity by Design addresses the idea of place-making and the concept of identity, looking at how these things can be considered as an integral part of the design process. Structured around a series of case studies including Prague, Mexico, Malaysia and Boston, the authors discuss an array of design approaches to explain and define the complex interrelated concepts. The concluding sections of the book suggest ideas for practical application in future design processes. With full colour images throughout, this book takes the discussion of place-identity to the next level, and will be valuable reading for all architects, urban designers, planners and landscape architects.