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    Title
    Mexico : from the Olmecs to the Aztecs Seventh edition, rev. and expanded.
    Author
    Coe, Michael D., author.

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    Personal Author:
    Coe, Michael D., author.
    Title:
    Mexico : from the Olmecs to the Aztecs / Michael D. Coe & Rex Koontz.
    Edition statement:
    Seventh edition, rev. and expanded.
    Publication info:
    London : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
    Physical description:
    256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Series:
    Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson) ; v. 29.
    Series:
    Ancient peoples and places ; [volume 29]
    General Note:
    "189 illustrations, 20 in color."
    General Note:
    Previous edition: 2008. The first edition (1962) was numbered as volume 29 of this series.
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-250) and index.
    Contents:
    1. Introduction -- Geographic setting -- Languages and peoples -- Periods -- 2. Early hunters -- 3. The Archaic period -- The Desert Culture in North America -- Origins of Mexican cultivated plants -- Importance of maize -- Other cultigens -- Caves and rockshelters of northeastern Mexico -- Santa Marta rockshelter -- The Tehuacan Valley -- The other Archaic sites -- The Archaic period and the origins of settled life -- 4. The Preclassic period : early villagers -- The early Preclassic in Chiapas -- Early Preclassic villagers in Oaxaca -- The site of Tlatilco -- Established villages of the middle Preclassic -- Late Preclassic cultures of the central highlands -- The Mezcala puzzle -- The shaft-tomb art of western Mexico and the Teuchitlan Tradition -- 5. The Preclassic period : early civilizations -- Background of civilized life -- The Olmec civilization -- The San Lorenzo Olmecs -- El Manatí -- The Olmecs of La Venta -- Chiapa de Corzo: a La Venta outlier? -- Tres Zapotes and the Long Count calendar -- The Olmecs beyond the heartland -- Early Zapotec civilization -- Izapan civilization -- La Mojarra and the Isthmian script -- 6. The Classic period -- Rise of the great civilizations -- The urban civilization of Teotihuacan -- The Great Pyramid of Cholula -- Cerro de las Mesas -- Classic Monte Albán and Classic Veracruz civilization -- The Classic downfall.
    Contents:
    7. The Epiclassic period -- The Maya connection : Cacaxtla and Xochicalco -- Cholula -- Cantona -- El Tajín -- Central Veracruz -- Valley of Oaxaca -- Northwestern Mexico -- The end of the Epiclassic -- 8. The Post-Classic period : the Toltec state -- A time of troubles -- The Chichimeca of northern Mexico -- Tula and the Toltecs -- The Toltec annals -- Archaeological Tula -- Tula and Chich'en Itza -- 9. The Post-Classic period : rival states -- Late Zapotec culture at Mitla -- The Mixtecs -- The Huastec -- The Tarascan kingdom -- Casas Grandes and the northern trade route -- The rise of the Aztec state -- The consolidation of Aztec power -- 10. The Aztecs in 1519 -- The island city -- Aztec society -- The long-distance merchants -- Becoming an Aztec -- Marriage -- The Triple Alliance and the Empire -- The emperor and the palace -- Food and agriculture -- War and human sacrifice -- Aztec religion -- Aztec art and architecture -- Aztec thought and literature -- Epilogue -- The Spanish Conquest -- New Spain and the Colonial world -- The "ladinoization" of Mexico -- Aftermath -- Visiting Mexico -- Chronological table -- Reigning monarchs of the Aztec state.
    Summary:
    "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.
    Subject term:
    Indians of Mexico--Antiquities.
    Subject term:
    Indians of Mexico--History.
    Geographic term:
    Mexico--Antiquities.
    Geographic term:
    Mexico--Civilization.
    Geographic term:
    Mexico--History--To 1519.
    Added author:
    Koontz, Rex, author.
    LCCN:
    2012942987
    ISBN:
    9780500290767 (pbk.)
    ISBN:
    0500290768 (pbk.)

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