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Moctezuma's Mexico: Visions of the Aztec World by Davíd Lee Carrasco and Eduardo Matos Moctezuma - First Edition - 1992 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: A0005)

Moctezuma's Mexico: Visions of the Aztec World

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Moctezuma's Mexico: Visions of the Aztec World

by Davíd Lee Carrasco and Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0870812637
ISBN 13
9780870812637
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xiv+188 pages with 172 illustrations including frontispiece, selected bibliography and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 9") issued in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contributors Anthony F Aveni, Elizabeth Hill Boone, James N Corbridge, Jr, Salvador Guil'liem Arroyo and Scott Sessions. 1st edition. Moctezuma's Mexico is a magnificently illustrated volume that provides an in-depth historical profile of the Aztec empire on the eve of its fateful encounter with the Europeans. Complementing the photographs is a text by four distinguished Mesoamerican scholars that includes recent information gather from excavations at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan and the site of Tlatelolco (both in Mexico City). This new research provides deeper insight into the symbolic traditions of the Aztec world. the work begins with an exploration of Aztec history and cosmovision through poetry, sculpture, painting and the archaeological record. In subsequent chapters, the book examines Aztec ceremonies, myths, rhetoric and moral philosophy and controversies in recent Aztec scholarship. It delves into the nature of Aztec astronomy, time-keeping, and the complex celestial alignments of the Templo Mayor and the city of Tenochtitlan. The last chapter looks at conceptions of land and community represented in the Mesoamerican manuscripts - the codices and lienzos. Condition: A near fine copy in like jacket.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
A0005
Title
Moctezuma's Mexico: Visions of the Aztec World
Author
Davíd Lee Carrasco and Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0870812637
ISBN 13
9780870812637
Publisher
University Press of Colorado
Place of Publication
Niwot
Date Published
1992
Keywords
Aztec
Bookseller catalogs
Anthropology;
Size
Quarto

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