Chocolate in Mesoamerica A Cultural History of Cacao

ISBN-10: 0813033829

ISBN-13: 9780813033822

Edition: N/A

Authors: Cameron L. McNeil

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 4/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Introduction: The Biology, Antiquity, and Modern Uses of the Chocolate Tree (Theobroma cacao L.)
Evolution, Domestication, Chemistry, and Identification of Cacao and Its Close Relatives
Cacao and Its Relatives in South America: An Overview of Taxonomy, Ecology, Biogeography, Chemistry, and Ethnobotany
The Domestication and Distribution of Theobroma cacao L. in the Neotropics
The Jaguar Tree (Theobroma bicolor Bonpl.)
The Determination of Cacao in Samples of Archaeological Interest
Cacao in Pre-Columbian Cultures
The History of the Word for 'Cacao' and Related Terms in Ancient Meso-America
Brewing Distinction: The Development of Cacao Beverages in Formative Mesoamerica
Cacao in Ancient Maya Religion: First Fruit from the Maize Tree and other Tales from the Underworld
The Language of Chocolate: References to Cacao on Classic Maya Drinking Vessels
The Social Context of Kakaw Drinking among the Ancient Maya
The Use and Representation of Cacao During the Classic Period at Copan, Honduras
Cacao in Greater Nicoya: Ethnohistory and a Unique Tradition
Cacao in the Colonial Period
The Good and Evil of Chocolate in Colonial Mexico
The Itza Maya Control over Cacao: Politics, Commerce, and War in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Cacao Production, Tribute, and Wealth in Sixteenth-Century Izalcos, El Salvador
Soconusco Cacao Farmers Past and Present: Continuity and Change in an Ancient Way of Life
Mesoamerican Cacao Use in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
Traditional Cacao Use in Modern Mesoamerica
Cacao, Gender, and the Northern Lacandon God House
Food for the Rain Gods: Cacao in Ch'orti' Ritual
Cacao in the Yukatek Maya Healing Ceremonies of Don Pedro Uc�n Itza
From Chocolate Pots to Maya Gold: Belizean Cacao Farmers Through the Ages
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
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