Legacy of Mesoamerica History and Culture of a Native American Civilization

ISBN-10: 0130492922

ISBN-13: 9780130492920

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Thisnbsp;reader summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situations of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica.nbsp;Legacy of Mesoamerica, The: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization, 2enbsp;describes contributions from the development of Mesoamerican Civilization through 20 th century societies of Mexico and Central America and their influence in the world community. nbsp;
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List price: $106.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Prehispanic Mesoamerica
Origins and Development of Mesoamerican Civilization
Early Inhabitants of Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica Defines Itself: The Formative Period
The Classic Civilizations
Epiclassic/Terminal Classic, and Early Postclassic Periods
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Late Postclassic Mesoamerica
Historical Overview of the Late Postclassic Period
Profiles of Three Late Postclassic Mesoamerican Peoples
Summary of Major Developments in Prehispanic Mesoamerica
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The Mesoamerican World at Spanish Contact
Sociocultural Complexity of the Mesoamerican World
Mesoamerica as a World-System
Reflections on the Mesoamerican World
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Colonial Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica and Spain: The Conquest
The Origins of Spanish Imperialism
Spain's Colonial Enterprise Begins
The Debate over Indian Rights
The Campaign Against the Aztecs
The Conquest of Michoacan
The Maya Area
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The Colonial Period in Mesoamerica
The Colonial Regime
Civil-Religious Institutions Affecting the Native Population
Evangelization: Issues and Implications
Colonial Society
Life in the Corporate Community
Native Rebellions
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Indigenous Literature from Colonial Mesoamerica
Pre-Columbian Literature
The Colonial Codices
Colonial Transcriptions of Oral Literature
Native and Mestizo Historians
Indo-Christian Literature
Civil or Notarial Literature
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Mesoamericans in the Neocolonial Era
Nineteenth-Century Social History: From Independence to Dictatorship
Mesoamericans and the Independence Movements
Mesoamerican Indians under Conservative and Liberal Rule
Nativist Movements by Mesoamerican Indians
U.S. Meddling and Other Antecendents to the Modern Era
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Modern Mesoamerica
Native Mesoamericans in the Modern Era
Native Mesoamericans and the Mexican and Central American Revolutions
Development and Native Mesoamericans in Mexico and Central America
Native Mesoamerican Ethnic and National Movements in Mexico and Central America
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Transnationalism and the Political Economy of Mesoamerica
The Traditional Milpa
Economic Legacies of Colonialism
Labor and Production in the Global Economy
Distribution and Consumption
Mesoamerica in a Transnational World
Economy and Change in Mesoamerica
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The Mayan Zapatista Movement
Zapatistas Launch a New Kind of War
Contexts Within which the Movement Has Emerged
General Structural Themes of the Zapatista Movement
Social and Ethnic Structure of the Zapatistas
Zapatista Political Organization
The Wider Significance of the Zapatista Movement
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Mesoamerican Cultural Features
Language and Languages of Mesoamerica
The Diversity of Mesoamerican Languages
The Structure of the Mesoamerican Languages
Language Variation and Change
Writing in Ancient Mesoamerica
Language and History
Final Comment
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Women and Gender in Mesoamerica
The Prehispanic Mesoamerican Gender System
Women and Gender in the Colonial Period
Women in Postcolonial Mexico (1821-1940s)
Contemporary Mesoamerican Gender Relations
Gender Awareness and Contemporary Women's Movements
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The Indian Voice in Recent Mesoamerican Literature
The Nineteenth-Century Hiatus
The Representation of Indian Voices in Recent Mesoamerican Art and Literature
The Native Voice in National Written Literatures of Mesoamerica
Traditional Indian Verbal Arts in the Twentieth Century
New Indian Writing in Mesoamerica
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The Religious Traditions of Mesoamerica
The Ancient World
The Mesoamerican Spiritual World Meets the West
Into the Modern Era
Is There a Common Core of Mesoamerican Spirituality?
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Glossary
Bibliographic References
Index
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