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The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas.

Author: Bruce G Trigger; Wilcomb E Washburn; Richard E W Adams
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996-2000.
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Publisher description: The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part One), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas.
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996-2000
(OCoLC)742917891
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Trigger; Wilcomb E Washburn; Richard E W Adams
ISBN: 0521344409 9780521344401 0521573920 9780521573924 0521573939 9780521573931 0521652057 9780521652056 0521351650 9780521351652 0521652049 9780521652049 0521333938 9780521333931 0521630754 9780521630757 0521630762 9780521630764
OCLC Number: 33359444
Description: 3 volumes in 6 : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. North America / edited by Bruce G. Trigger and Wilcomb E. Washburn (2 pts.) --
v. 2. Mesoamerica / edited by Richard E.W. Adams, Murdo J. Macleod --
v. 3. South America / edited by Stuart Schwartz and Frank Salomon (2 pts.).
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Publisher description: The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part One), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state.

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