From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500287552

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 2916

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: 6333

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: 3823

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.


Die letzte Schlacht der Azteken. Roman

Author: José León Sánchez

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 3293304443

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2748

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.

Life in Ancient Mexico Coloring Book

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486267050

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5811

Illustrations accompanied by brief text depict the life of the Mayas, the Aztecs, and other ancient peoples of Mexico.


The people

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: New York ; St. Catharines, Ont. : Crabtree

ISBN: 9780778793625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4102

The values and traditions of Mexicans at home, school, and work are explored in this colorful newly revised edition.

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: 7821

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.

Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Barbara Burn

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870996770

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 4286

"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

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

Author: John Murphy

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1622753976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

View: 4333

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.

Sacred Places

101 Spiritual Sites Around the World

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 9781888729023

Category: Sacred space

Page: 238

View: 6022

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.

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: 9974

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.

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: 2493

This twelve-volume series for the general reader reproduces works of art representing the resources of all eighteen curatorial departments of the Museum.

Ancient Mexico

Author: Maria Longhena

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788854401297

Category: Travel

Page: 292

View: 4487

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 History

Author: Robert Ryal Miller

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806148837

Category: History

Page: 428

View: 7851

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.

Empire of the Aztecs

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2874

"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.

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: 8957

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.

Atlas of the North American Indian

Author: Carl Waldman,Molly Braun

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126719

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

View: 3147

Presents an illustrated reference that covers the history, culture and tribal distribution of North American Indians.

A Brief History of Mexico

Author: Lynn V. Foster

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108273

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7584

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: 9308

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.