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The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas
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Volume 2. Mesoamerica

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Part of The Cambridge history of the Native Peoples of the Americas

Richard E. W. Adams, Robert N. Zeitlin, Judith Francis Zeitlin, David C. Grove, Richard A. Diehl, Norman Hammond, George L. Cowgill, Shirley S. Gorenstein, Joyce Marcus, Kent V. Flannery, Payson D. Sheets, Robert J. Sharer, Thomas H. Charlton, Murdo J. MacLeod, Susan M. Deeds, David Frye, Eric Van Young, Sarah L. Cline, Frans J. Schryer, Susan Deans-Smith, María de los Angeles Romero Frizzi, Grant D. Jones, W. George Lovell
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  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521652056

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  • The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica, 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.

    • Comprehensive: all major cultures covered
    • Authoritative: all authors are specialists who are outstanding in their fields
    • Well written, accessible to both scholarly and lay audiences
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    'It is profoundly reassuring that this kind of scholarly publishing continues to flourish at the start of a new millennium, and it is even more profoundly to be hoped that these books acquire the wide readership that they deserve.' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute

    'It is a valuable addition to our knowledge about what has happened in the Americas for the past five hundred years.' The Historical Journal

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    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521652056
    • dimensions: 247 x 166 x 76 mm
    • weight: 1.96kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus. 51 maps 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to a survey of the native prehistoric cultures of Mesoamerica Richard E. W. Adams
    2. The Paleoindian and Archaic cultures of Mesoamerica Robert N. Zeitlin and Judith Francis Zeitlin
    3. The preclassic societies of the central highlands of Mesoamerica David C. Grove
    4. The precolumbian cultures of the Gulf Coast Richard A. Diehl
    5. The Maya lowlands: pioneer farmers to merchant princes Norman Hammond
    6. The central American highlands from the rise of Teotihuacan to the decline of Tula George L. Cowgill
    7. Western and Northwestern Mexico Shirley S. Gorenstein
    8. Cultural evolution in Oaxaca: the origins of the Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations Joyce Marcus and Kent V. Flannery
    9. The southeast frontiers of Mesoamerica Payson D. Sheets
    10. The Maya highlands and the adjacent Pacific coast Robert J. Sharer
    11. The Aztecs and their contemporaries: the Central and Eastern Mexican highlands Thomas H. Charlton
    12. Mesoamerica since the Spanish invasion: an overview Murdo J. MacLeod
    13. Legacies of resistance, adaptation, and tenacity: history of the native peoples of Northwest Mexico Susan M. Deeds
    14. The native peoples of Northeastern Mexico David Frye
    15. The indigenous peoples of Western Mexico from the Spanish invasion to the present Eric Van Young
    16. Native peoples of colonial Central Mexico Sarah L. Cline
    17. Native peoples of Central Mexico since independence Frans J. Schryer
    18. Native peoples of the Gulf Coast from the colonial period to the present Susan Deans-Smith
    19. The indigenous population of Oaxaca from the sixteenth century to the present María de los Angeles Romero Frizzi
    20. The Lowland Maya, from the conquest to the present Grant D. Jones
    21. The Highland Maya W. George Lovell.

  • Editors

    Richard E. W. Adams, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

    Murdo J. MacLeod, University of Florida

    Contributors

    Richard E. W. Adams, Robert N. Zeitlin, Judith Francis Zeitlin, David C. Grove, Richard A. Diehl, Norman Hammond, George L. Cowgill, Shirley S. Gorenstein, Joyce Marcus, Kent V. Flannery, Payson D. Sheets, Robert J. Sharer, Thomas H. Charlton, Murdo J. MacLeod, Susan M. Deeds, David Frye, Eric Van Young, Sarah L. Cline, Frans J. Schryer, Susan Deans-Smith, María de los Angeles Romero Frizzi, Grant D. Jones, W. George Lovell

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