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The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

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In this expansive volume, John Bierhorst brings to light the gods and heroes of pre-Columbian times--and demonstrates that they are very much alive today. The book provides translations of twenty "basic myths," showing how these have influenced the artistic, literary, and political life of modern Mexico and Central America. Originally published in 1990, the text has been updated to reflect recent advances in Mesoamerican studies. In addition, a new Afterword describes how these native mythologies--since the late 1980s--have begun incorporating issues of international significance, including cultural pluralism, religious freedom, and environmentalism.

Detailed maps show tribal locations and the distribution of key stories. Indian artworks illustrate the texts and samples of differing narrative styles add enrichment, as some of the world's purest and most powerful myths are made more accessible--and more meaningful--than ever before.

About the Author

John Bierhorst is the author, editor, or translator of more than forty books on American Indian myths--six of which have been ALA Notable Books--including The Sacred Path, Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature, and In the Trail of the Wind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195146219
Author:
Bierhorst, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, John
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Anthropology | Folklore
Subject:
Anthropology | Native American
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 frontispiece
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.28x6.11x.80 in. .95 lbs.

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