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The myth of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Enrique Florescano
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
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"In this comprehensive study, Enrique Florescano traces the spread of the worship of the Plumed Serpent, and the multiplicity of interpretations that surround him, by comparing the Palenque inscriptions (ca. A.D. 690), the Vienna Codex (pre-Hispanic Conquest), the Historia de los Mexicanos (1531), the Popul Vuh (ca. 1554), and numerous other texts. He also consults and reproduces archeological evidence from Mexico,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Florescano
ISBN: 0801859999 9780801859991 0801871018 9780801871016
OCLC Number: 39313429
Language Note: Translation of: El mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Notes: Translation of: El mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Description: xii, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Diverse Manifestations of the Divinity --
2. Ce Acatl Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl: The Hero of Civilization --
3. Interpretations --
4. Toward a New Interpretation of the Myth of Quetzalcoatl --
5. The Children of the Mother Goddess: Dumuzi, Tammuz, Osiris, Adonis, Persephone, and Quetzalcoatl.
Other Titles: Mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Responsibility: Enrique Florescano ; translation by Lysa Hochroth ; illustrations by Raúl Velázquez.
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"In this comprehensive study, Enrique Florescano traces the spread of the worship of the Plumed Serpent, and the multiplicity of interpretations that surround him, by comparing the Palenque inscriptions (ca. A.D. 690), the Vienna Codex (pre-Hispanic Conquest), the Historia de los Mexicanos (1531), the Popul Vuh (ca. 1554), and numerous other texts. He also consults and reproduces archeological evidence from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, demonstrating how the myth of Quetzalcoatl extends throughout Mesoamerica."--BOOK JACKET.

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