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The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

Volume 2. Mesoamerica

Part 2

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

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: April 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521652049

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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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    "...will have lasting value as an authroitatuve reference." Choice

    "This is an impressie two-part overview of the history of the indigenous people of Mesoamerica from earliest times to the present...the contributions vary in depth and quality, but fortunately the variation is between good and excellent...these books are extremely useful...The authors and editors are to be commended." American Historical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521652049
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 30 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 25 maps 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part II:
    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


    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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