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Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition, Revised Edition

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Februar 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Drawing from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology, this work explores the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organisation, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition.

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David Carrasco is director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, professor of history of religions at Harvard University, and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. His works include "Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage, Moctezuma's Mexico, Waiting for the Dawn, Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes" (University Press of Colorado), and "City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization" (Beacon).

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"[Carrasco] has significantly advanced our understanding of the complexities of Mesoamerican culture history, not least by demonstrating that there was a great deal more involved in religious belief than its purely iconic context."
- "American Historical Review""The work of Carrasco, interesting and provocative, is conceived as a species of drama filled with literary signs."
- "Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia"
EAN: 9780870815584
ISBN: 087081558X
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF COLORADO
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 287 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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