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Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, Eighth edition): Michael D. Coe, Rex Koontz, Javier Urcid Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, Eighth edition)
Michael D. Coe, Rex Koontz, Javier Urcid
R516 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R109 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with stunning new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Recent findings have been added to expand our understanding of the Olmecs outside of their heartland, and new research on the legacy of the Maya offers a wider and more cohesive narrative of Mexico's history. New co-author Javier Urcid has added greater coverage of Oaxaca and of Monte Alban, one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec civilization, and a fully revised Epilogue discusses the survival of indigenous populations in Mexico from the Conquest up to the present. This longstanding classic now features full-colour photos of the vibrant art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica throughout.

The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall - Mixtec Lineage Histories and Political Biographies (Hardcover, New): Robert Lloyd Williams The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall - Mixtec Lineage Histories and Political Biographies (Hardcover, New)
Robert Lloyd Williams; Foreword by Rex Koontz
R1,347 R1,054 Discovery Miles 10 540 Save R293 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The pre-Hispanic Mixtec people of Mexico recorded political and religious history, including the biographies and genealogies of their rulers, in pictograms on hand-painted, screen-fold manuscripts known as codices. Functioning rather like movie production storyboards, the codices served as outlines of oral traditions to stimulate the memories of bards who knew the complete narratives, which were sung, danced, and performed at elite functions. Centuries later we have limited access to those original performances, and all that remains for our codex interpretation is what is painted on the pages-perhaps five to ten percent of their memory-encoded information. Continuing the pioneering interpretation he began in Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the Heroes of Ancient Oaxaca, Robert Lloyd Williams offers an authoritative guide to the entire contents of the codex in The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall. Although the reverse document (pages 42-84) has been described in previous literature, the obverse document (pages 1-41) has not been, and it has remained elusive as to narrative. The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall elucidates the three sections of the codex, defines them as to function and content, and provides interpretive and descriptive essays about the Native American history the codex recorded prior to the arrival of Europeans in Mexico and the New World generally. With a full-color reproduction of the entire Codex Zouche-Nuttall and Williams's expert guidance in unlocking its narrative strategies and structures, The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall opens an essential window into the Mixtec social and political cosmos.

Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, Seventh edition): Michael D. Coe, Rex Koontz Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, Seventh edition)
Michael D. Coe, Rex Koontz
R565 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Michael Coe's Mexico, long recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancient civilizations, has now been completely revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. This seventh edition explores how several spectacular new discoveries have thrown more light on the Olmec culture, Mexico's earliest civilization. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. The Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico gets a much fuller accounting than in previous editions. Further discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have allowed us to refine our understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.

Blood and Beauty - Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America (Hardcover): Rex Koontz,... Blood and Beauty - Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America (Hardcover)
Rex Koontz, Heather Orr
R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Out of stock

Blood and Beauty brings together a diverse, prestigious group of contributors to debate this charged topic in an open, critical and frank interchange. Authors specializing in the anthropology, archaeology, art history, and linguistics of Mesoamerica and Central America bring new data and interpretive strategies to bear on the nature of institutional violence in these ancient societies. The volume covers a broad time frame, from circa 1200 B.C.E. to the sixteenth century, including recent ethnography. The volume endeavors to contextualize violence and violent acts within the matrix of indigenous thought and culture. Chapter topics reflect that desire, including localized, culturally specific, examinations of warfare, sacrifice, ballgames, boxing, pain, and healing. While there is no overarching theoretical perspective, the contributors are sensitive to current theoretical discourse in the field, including recent perspectives on organized violence and the agency of artworks.

Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents - The Public Sculpture of El Tajin (Hardcover): Rex Koontz Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents - The Public Sculpture of El Tajin (Hardcover)
Rex Koontz
R1,235 R1,121 Discovery Miles 11 210 Save R114 (9%) Out of stock

El Tajin, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the only center in the region with such a wealth of sculpture and fine architecture has hindered attempts to place it more firmly in the context of Mesoamerican history. In Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents, Rex Koontz undertakes the first extensive treatment of El Tajin's iconography in over thirty years, allowing us to view its imagery in the broader Mesoamerican context of rising capitals and new elites during a period of fundamental historical transformations.

Koontz focuses on three major architectural features--the Pyramid of the Niches/Central Plaza ensemble, the South Ballcourt, and the Mound of the Building Columns complex--and investigates the meanings of their sculpture and how these meanings would have been experienced by specific audiences. Koontz finds that the iconography of El Tajin reveals much about how motifs and elite rites growing out of the Classic period were transmitted to later Mesoamerican peoples as the cultures centered on Teotihuacan and the Maya became the myriad city-states of the Early Postclassic period.

By reexamining the iconography of sculptures long in the record, as well as introducing important new monuments and contexts, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents clearly demonstrates El Tajin's numerous iconographic connections with other areas of Mesoamerica, while also exploring its roots in an indigenous Gulf lowlands culture whose outlines are only now emerging. At the same time, it begins to uncover a largely ignored regional artistic culture of which Tajin is the crowning achievement.

Landscape And Power In Ancient Mesoamerica (Hardcover): Rex Koontz Landscape And Power In Ancient Mesoamerica (Hardcover)
Rex Koontz
R3,064 Discovery Miles 30 640 Out of stock

From the early cities in the second millennium BC to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan on the eve of the Spanish conquest, Ancient Mesoamericans created landscapes full of meaning and power in the center of their urban spaces. The sixteenth century description of Tenochtitlan by Bernal Diaz del Castillo and the archaeological remnants of Teotihuacan attest to the power and centrality of these urban configurations in Ancient Mesoamerican history. In Landscape and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica, Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, and Annabeth Headrick explore the cultural logic that structured and generated these centers.Through case studies of specific urban spaces and their meanings, the authors examine the general principles by which the Ancient Mesoamericans created meaningful urban space. In a profoundly interdisciplinary exchange involving both archaeologists and art historians, this volume connects the symbolism of those landscapes, the performances that activated this symbolism, and the cultural poetics of these ensembles.

Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, 8th ed.): Michael D. Coe, Javier Urcid, Rex Koontz Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, 8th ed.)
Michael D. Coe, Javier Urcid, Rex Koontz
R623 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R124 (20%) Out of stock
Landscape And Power In Ancient Mesoamerica (Paperback): Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, Annabeth Headrick Landscape And Power In Ancient Mesoamerica (Paperback)
Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, Annabeth Headrick
R1,040 R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Save R112 (11%) Out of stock

From the early cities in the second millennium BC to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan on the eve of the Spanish conquest, Ancient Mesoamericans created landscapes full of meaning and power in the center of their urban spaces. The sixteenth century description of Tenochtitlan by Bernal Diaz del Castillo and the archaeological remnants of Teotihuacan attest to the power and centrality of these urban configurations in Ancient Mesoamerican history. In "Landscape and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica," Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, and Annabeth Headrick explore the cultural logic that structured and generated these centers.Through case studies of specific urban spaces and their meanings, the authors examine the general principles by which the Ancient Mesoamericans created meaningful urban space. In a profoundly interdisciplinary exchange involving both archaeologists and art historians, this volume connects the symbolism of those landscapes, the performances that activated this symbolism, and the cultural poetics of these ensembles.

Blood and Beauty - Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America (Paperback): Rex Koontz,... Blood and Beauty - Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America (Paperback)
Rex Koontz, Heather Orr
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Out of stock

Blood and Beauty brings together a diverse, prestigious group of contributors to debate this charged topic in an open, critical and frank interchange. Authors specializing in the anthropology, archaeology, art history, and linguistics of Mesoamerica and Central America bring new data and interpretive strategies to bear on the nature of institutional violence in these ancient societies. The volume covers a broad time frame, from circa 1200 B.C.E. to the sixteenth century, including recent ethnography. The volume endeavors to contextualize violence and violent acts within the matrix of indigenous thought and culture. Chapter topics reflect that desire, including localized, culturally specific, examinations of warfare, sacrifice, ballgames, boxing, pain, and healing. While there is no overarching theoretical perspective, the contributors are sensitive to current theoretical discourse in the field, including recent perspectives on organized violence and the agency of artworks.

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