Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage: from Teotihuacan to the Aztecs

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Mesoamerican worlds, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO, p.xvii, 559 p. (2002)


ISBN: 0870816373

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LC: F1219.1.T27; Dewey:


Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.; Teotihuac; án Site (San Juan Teotihuacán; Mexico); Mexico -- Antiquities.


Contents: Introduction: Reimagining the classic heritage in Mesoamerica, continuities and fractures in time, space, and scholarship / Davíd Carrasco, Lindsay Jones, and Scott Sessions -- Pt. I. The paradigm shifts in Mesoamerican studies: The myth and reality of Zuyuá : the feathered serpent and Mesoamerican transformation from the classic to the postclassic / Alfredo López Austin and Leonardo López Luján -- Pt. II. Classic Teotihuacan in the context of Mesoamerican time and history: The construction of the underworld in central Mexico / Linda Manzanilla -- Teotihuacan as an origin for postclassic feathered serpent symbolism / Saburo Sugiyama -- The iconography of the feathered serpent in late postclassic central Mexico / H.B. Nicholson -- From Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan : city planning, caves, and streams of red and blue waters / Doris Heyden -- From Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan : their great temples / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma -- Teotihuacan cultural traditions transmitted into the postclassic according to recent excavations / Rubén Cabrera Castro -- The 9-Xi vase : a classic thin orange vessel found at Tenochtitlan / Leonardo López Luján, Hector Neff, and Saburo Sugiyama -- Pt. III. Classic Teotihuacan in the context of Mesoamerican space and sacred geography: Out of Teotihuacan : origins of the celestial canon in Mesoamerica / Anthony F. Aveni -- The turquoise hearth : fire, self-sacrifice, and the central Mexican cult of war / Karl Taube -- Tollan Cholollan and the legacy of legitimacy during the classic-postclassic transition / Geoffrey G. McCafferty -- Pt. IV. Classic Teotihuacan in the context of Mesoamerican scholarship and intellectual history: Venerable place of beginnings : the aztec understanding of Teotihuacan / Elizabeth H. Boone -- Calendrics and ritual landscape at Teotihuacan : themes of continuity in Mesoamerican "Cosmovision" -- Teotihuacan and the Maya : a classic heritage / William L. Fash and Barbara W. Fash -- "The arrival of strangers" : Teotihuacan and Tollan in classic Maya history / David Stuart -- Parallel consumptive cosmologies / Philip P. Arnold. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S. (ACHTUS)


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