George L. Cowgill's Ancient Teotihuacan: Early Urbanism in Central Mexico (Case PDF

By George L. Cowgill

First finished English-language booklet at the greatest urban within the Americas ahead of the 1400s. Teotihuacan is a UNESCO international history website, positioned in highland primary Mexico, approximately twenty-five miles from Mexico urban, visited by means of thousands of holiday makers each year. The e-book starts with Cuicuilco, a predecessor that arose round four hundred BCE, then strains Teotihuacan from its founding in nearly a hundred and fifty BCE to its cave in round six hundred CE. It describes the city's big pyramids and different elite buildings. It additionally discusses the dwellings and day-by-day lives of commoners, together with males, ladies, and kids, and the craft actions of artisans. George L. Cowgill discusses politics, economics, know-how, artwork, faith, and attainable purposes for Teotihuacan's upward thrust and fall. lengthy sooner than the Aztecs and 800 miles from vintage Maya facilities, Teotihuacan was once a part of a huge Mesoamerican culture yet had a particular character that invitations comparability with different states and empires of the traditional world.

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