Mexico

Mexico This Edition Of Michael D Coe S Mexico Includes New Developments In The Birth Of Agriculture And Writing, Both Of Which Were Independently Invented Here Fresh Insights Into The Metropolis Of Teotihuacan Reveal A World Of Palaces And Warrior Cults Brought Down By Social Revolts A Spectacular New Find In The Centre Of The Aztec Capital, Just Unearthed, Gives A Privileged Glimpse Into The Funerary Rites Of The Most Powerful Monarch In North America At The Time.

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Mexico
  • Michael D. Coe
  • English
  • 15 March 2018
  • 050028346X

10 thoughts on “Mexico

  1. says:

    meximum points for an interesting bookLoaded with excellent photos of objects, with drawings, architectural plans, and maps, this is one of Thames and Hudson s great books for which the authors should be congratulated Written in readable style, with a mixture of iconographic detail and summaries of knowledge about different periods of Mexican history, this book is a fabulous introduction to the ancient civilizations of Mexico except for the Maya I believe there is a separate volume for them W meximum points for an interesting bookLoaded with excellent photos of objects, with drawings, architectural plans, and maps, this is one of Thames and Hudson s great books for which the authors should be congratulated Written in readable style, with a mixture of iconographic detail and summaries of knowledge about different periods of Mexican history, this book is a fabulous introduction to the ancient civilizations of Mexico except for the Maya I believe there is a separate volume for them We start in the distant past of village life, moving towards the early urban civilizations, then to the Classic periods of the Olmecs, Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Cacaxtala and others, then to the Toltecs, and finally to the Aztecs If you read MEXICO you will come away with an exc...

  2. says:

    Michael Coe and his book on Mexico in the Ancient Peoples and Places series I must admit was boring the first half, it improved dramatically in the second half when it began talking about the Formative Period The main civilizations of the middle and southern Mexican regions were in order, the Olmec, Monte Alban I, Izapan these falling in the Formative Period roughly 1500 BC to 300 AD Then came the Classical Period 300 900 AD and the civilization of the Teotihuacan, the classic Veracruz civil Michael Coe and his book on Mexico in the Ancient Peoples and Places series I must admit was boring the first half, it improved dramatically in the second half when it began talking about the Formative Period The main civilizations of the middle and southern Mexican regions were in order, the Olmec, Monte Alban I, Izapan these falling in the...

  3. says:

    Coe and Koontz do a thorough yet not exhaustive review of the earliest civilisations in Mexico The transition from the Toltecs to the Aztecs is somewhat brief but this is also because there is not a substantial amount of historically verifiable data surrounding it I would say, however, that for the non academic this book could be challenging to read as ...

  4. says:

    This book was beautiful It was incredible in that it broadened my perception of beauty and the power of art something that I did not think was possible at the time Before reading this book, I had absolutely no connection to Me...

  5. says:

    A few weeks ago I realized that I knewabout the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and others civilizations of the eastern part of the world than about the pre Columbian cultures of my own continent So I picked the Michael D Coe book It contains only general information, so is the right one if you want a panoramic view or a first approximation to those people You wont find any particular point treated to any significant depth but still itll fill you up of wonder at what these cultures achi A few weeks ago I realized that I knewabout the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and others civilizations of the eastern part of the world than about the pre Columbian cultures of my own continent So I picked the Michael D Coe book It contains only general information, so is the right one if you want a panoramic view or a first approximation to those people You won t fi...

  6. says:

    Mexican history up to the Spanish conquest excluding the Mayans Lots of pictures and maps The writing wasn t compelling, but was clear A good historical overview.

  7. says:

    Like the blurb, the book is written in an amateurish style full of superlatives and shallow on information.

  8. says:

    still reading just dont feel like keeping track since it s a college textbook

  9. says:

    After reading Charles C Mann s fantastic 1491 New revelations of the Americas before Columbus, I became very curious about Pre Columbian history so I bought a small selection of books on the topic from .com Mexico from the Olmecs to the Aztecs is clearly intended to be used in a classroom environment sort of a Pre Columbian Mesoamerica 101 textbook and is the companion to Coe s The Maya Because there are so many Pre Columbian civilizations in Mesoamerica, Coe divided up the subject i After reading Charles C Mann s fantastic 1491 New revelations of the Americas before Columbus, I became very curious about Pre Columbian history so I bought a small selection of books on the topic from .com Mexico from the Olmecs to the Aztecs is clearly intended to be used in a classroom environment sort of a Pre Columbian Mesoamerica 101 textbook and is the companion to Coe s The Maya Because there are so many Pre Columbian civilizations in Mesoamerica, Coe divided up the subject into two volumes, one devoted to the Maya and the other to everyone else.This book is very well researched and provides a good overview of Mesoamerican history up till the Spanish conquest of the region The writing is a little dry but is always very clear The pre history part is particularly dif...

  10. says:

    Review of 2008 6th edition This is a great, thoroughly detailed overview of the history of the Mesoamerican cultures that occupied what is now Mexico Backed up entirely by the archeological evidence, the book covers chronologically the very beginnings of human activity in this area and works its way through the myriad cultures that waxed and waned in power and influence over the course of the next few thousand years It does indeed cover the time span between the Olmecs and the Aztecs , but i Review of 2008 6th edition This is a great, thoroughly detailed overview of the history of the Mesoamerican cultures that occupied what is now Mexico Backed up entirely by the archeological evidence, the book covers chronologically the very beginnings of human activity in this area and works its way through the myriad cultures that waxed and waned in power and influence over the course of the next few thousand years It does indeed cover the time span between the Olmecs and the Aztecs , but it does justice to the unnamed civilizations that came before the Olmecs as well as giving a brief overview of the history after the Aztecs.This is very straightforward in its presentation of the facts, with lots of details about the archeological findings that form the bulk of the information that is presented here, so there s ...

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