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  • The Myth of Quetzalcoatlby Alfredo López Austin; Guilhem Olivier; Russ Davidson; Davíd Carrasco

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 25.95

    "The Myth of Quetzalcoatl is a translation of Alfredo López Austin?s 1973 book Hombre-Dios: Religión y politica en el mundo náhuatl. Despite its pervasive and lasting influence on the study of Mesoamerican history, religion in general, and the Quetzalcoatl myth in particular, this work has not been available in English until now.The importance of... more...

  • Cities of the Maya in Seven Epochs, 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1903by Steve Glassman; Armando Anaya

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    Telling the story of the Maya peoples from their earliest beginnings to the start of the 20th century, this book divides the 3,000 year time span into seven distinct sections. Each provides a detailed vignette of the events, explorers, and people of a particular Maya era, starting with the tropical lowlands' Olmec civilization. Among the topics... more...

  • The New Archaeology and the Ancient Mayaby Jeremy A. Sabloff

    Henry Holt and Co. 1994; US$ 8.99

    Nowadays, archaeological investigators don't just dig up the past They use high-tech equipment, chemical analyses, sampling strategies, and other modern means to gain a better understanding of why and how cultures change. Using the study of the Maya as a test case, Jeremy Sabloff shows how the exciting transformation of archaeology is shedding... more...

  • The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamericaby Joel W. Palka

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information... more...

  • The Beginnings of Mesoamerican Civilizationby Robert M. Rosenswig

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Rosenswig proposes that we understand Early Formative Mesoamerica as an archipelago of complex societies. more...

  • Bonds of Bloodby Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    The history of the Aztecs has been haunted by the spectre of human sacrifice. Reinvesting the Aztecs with a humanity frequently denied to them, and exploring their spectacular religious violence as a comprehensible element of life, this book integrates a fresh interpretation of gender with an innovative study of the everyday life of the Aztecs. more...

  • Ancient Maya Traders of Ambergris Cayeby Thomas H. Guderjan

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    Archaeologists are unsure exactly when the Maya inhabited the coastal areas of Belize, but ample evidence exists to support an extensive maritime trade network along the coast by A.D. 600 This volume focuses on the maritime trade network sites on Ambergris Caye, Belize where excavations have revealed remnants of very small villages, or camps, along... more...

  • The Aztecsby David Carrasco

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife... more...

  • The Conquest of New Spainby Bernal Diaz del Castillo; John Cohen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 20.78

    Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish... more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.00

    This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field. more...