The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

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Cambridge University Press, 1996 - 464 pages
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.
 

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A large scale treatment of pre-Colombian life in South America. It's a co-operative book, edited by Mr. Salomon, who has a bias towards historians from the managed ecology school. An interesting and informative read. Read full review

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A large scale treatment of pre-Colombian life in South America. It's a co-operative book, edited by Mr. Salomon, who has a bias towards historians from the managed ecology school. An interesting and informative read. Read full review

Contents

Part
1
History of
44
The Native Peoples of Northeastern Mexico
89
The Indigenous Peoples of Western Mexico from the Spanish
136
Native Peoples of Colonial Central Mexico
187
Native Peoples of Central Mexico since Independence
223
Native Peoples of the Gulf Coast from
274
The Indigenous Population of Oaxaca from the Sixteenth
302
The Lowland Maya from the Conquest to the Present
346
The Highland Maya
392
Index to Part 2
445
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