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The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization (Exploring Cultures)

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This reader summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situations of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Legacy of Mesoamerica, The: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization, 2e describes contributions from the development of Mesoamerican Civilization through 20th century societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community.

 

Synopsis:

This book summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situation of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions to the present-day societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community. The book integrates the experiences of all of these nations — showing what they share and how they differ and integrates discussions of the roles of women as well as men in the development of present-day native societies, both throughout the book and in a separate chapter.

Synopsis:

This text summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situation of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions to the present-day societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-484) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1:   Origins and Development of Mesoamerican Civilization (Janine Gasco, Marilyn A. Masson, Robert M. Rosenswig, Michael E. Smith)

Chapter 2:   Profiles of Late Postclassic Mesoamerican Peoples (Robert M. Carmack, Janine Gasco, Marilyn A Masson, Michael E. Smith)

Chapter 3:   The Mesoamerican World at Spanish Contact (Robert M. Carmack)

Chapter 4:   Mesoamerica and Spain: the Conquest (Louise M. Burkhart and Janine Gasco)

Chapter 5:   The Colonial Period in Mesoamerica (Louise M. Burkhart and Janine Gasco)

Chapter 6:   Indigenous Literature from Colonial Mesoamerica (Louise M. Burkhart)

Chapter 7:   Mesoamericans in the Neo-Colonial Era (Robert M. Carmack and Gary H. Gossen)

Chapter 8:   Native Mesoamericans in the Modern Era (Robert M. Carmack)

Chapter 9:   Transnationalism and the Political Economy of Mesoamerica (Liliana R. Goldin and Walter E. Little)

Chapter 10:  The Mayan Zapatista Movement (Gary H. Gossen)

Chapter 11:   Language and Languages in Mesoamerica (John S. Justeson and George A. Broadwell)

Chapter 12:   Women and Gender in Mesoamerica (Brenda Rosenbaum and Christine Eber)

Chapter 13:   The Indian Voice in Twentieth Century Mesoamerican Literature (Gary H. Gossen)

Chapter 14:   The Religious Traditions of Mesoamerica (Gary H. Gossen)

Epilogue

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780133374452
Subtitle:
History and Culture of a Native American Civilization
Editor:
Carmack, Robert M.
Editor:
Gossen, Gary H.
Editor:
Carmack, Robert M.
Editor:
Gasco, Janine
Author:
Gossen, Gary H.
Author:
Carmack, Robert M.
Editor:
Gasco, Janine
Editor:
Gossen, Gary H.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Central America Civilization.
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Exploring Cultures Series
Series Volume:
97
Publication Date:
20061127
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.20x7.14x1.14 in. 1.84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situation of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions to the present-day societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community. The book integrates the experiences of all of these nations — showing what they share and how they differ and integrates discussions of the roles of women as well as men in the development of present-day native societies, both throughout the book and in a separate chapter.
"Synopsis" by , This text summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situation of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions to the present-day societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community.
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