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The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

The Mythology of Mexico and Central America( )
Author: Bierhorst, John
Publication Date:Jul 2002
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $23.95
Book Description:

Bierhorst introduces readers to the gods and heroes of Mexico and Central America, from the Aztec and Maya of pre-Columbian times to the Indian groups that survive today. In a framework different from the other two mythology volumes, the Mexico and Central American edition provides complete translations of the twenty 'basic myths' of this region, and shows how they have influenced the artistic, literary, and political life of modern Mesoamerica. In a new afterword,Bierhorst discusses...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Religion / Ethnic & Tribal
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):23.647 x 15.545 x 1.981 cm
Book Weight:0.432 Kilograms
Author Biography
Bierhorst, John (Author)
John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York.


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