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The worlds of the Moche on the north coast of Peru

Author: Elizabeth P Benson
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2012.
Series: William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the world's leading authorities presents a major overview of the Moche, one of pre-Columbian America's greatest civilizations, renowned for its monumental architecture, metalwork, ceramics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth P Benson
ISBN: 9780292737594 0292737599 9780292737600 0292737602
OCLC Number: 761845145
Description: xi, 171 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm.
Contents: Approaching the Moche worlds --
Precursors and neighbors --
The reality of the Moche worlds --
The life of things --
Ceremonial architecture and murals --
Art and craft --
The snake-belt god and the monsters --
The later gods --
Rulers, warriors, and priests --
Ritual life --
The sea --
Burial and the afterlife --
The end of the Moche worlds.
Series Title: William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Responsibility: Elizabeth P. Benson.

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"In 1972, Benson published the first synthesis in English of the Moche culture of the north coast of Peru. Now this senior scholar provides the most comprehensive overview of one of the greatest Read more...

 
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