The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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David Carrasco
Oxford University Press
A reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than 600 articles, it is invaluable for those interested in the rich heritage of this land. Encompassing the great civilizations of the pre-Columbian era (including the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya peoples) up through the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region in fully cross-referenced, signed articles by the leading scholars in the discipline.

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The standard, landmark reference publication for Mesoamerica, the 16-volume Handbook of Middle American Indians, was completed in 1976 and supplemented with thematic volumes during the 1980s. With the ... Read full review

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