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Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs Fifth edition, revised and expandedMichael D Coe s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region s ancient civilizations This companion to his best selling The Maya has now been completely revised and expanded for the fifth edition by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz Colour plated an a section on touring Mexico have been added, making the book an even valuable companion on any visit to Mexico s rich archaeological treasures

About the Author: Michael D. Coe

Michael D Coe was an American archaeologist, anthropologist, epigrapher and author Primarily known for his work on the Maya civilization.

10 thoughts on “Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

  1. Bob Newman Bob Newman 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

  2. Aaron Meyer Aaron Meyer 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 Classic

  3. Mi Mi 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 it contains quite a lot of information that is not nece

  4. Wendelle Wendelle says:

    I ve tried before, and it is actually hard to find such a well written introductory yet scholarly book that informs us of all the Mesoamerican Empires in a chronological manner, from the arrival of hunter gatherers and the start of agriculture, to the Pre classical period of the Olmecs and Zapotecs, the Classical period of organized, mercantile city states Teotihuacan and Monte Alban, the Epiclassical reign o

  5. Denise Denise 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 Mexico s history I discovered that it s art historical tradition is complex, multi faceted, and thoroughly fascinating For the prehistoric and ancient peoples of this land create art and lif

  6. Roberto Arrieta Roberto Arrieta 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 won t find any particular point treated to any signifi

  7. John Newton John Newton says:

    An excellent overview of most of the major civilizations of pre Columbian Mexico, at least those north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec The Maya are covered in a separate volume While Michael Coe has writtenacademic volumes, this one is definitely accessible to general readers It covers the major sites, the periods when each civilization flourished, and their relationships to each other Even if you are simply travelin

  8. Lucas Lucas says:

    Super readable and loved how the illustrations picture were numbered and then referred to explicitly in the margins That being said, te beginning is a bit dull, and there s some signs this is an old book the phrase a black is used at one point near the end, which is not great.

  9. Ginny Martinez Ginny Martinez says:

    Scholarly book My take away is that there were a number of advanced civilizations in Mexico, especially in el Valle de Mexico, but as far north as Paquime Why not the equivalent in US The Mound People around St Louis 10 2019

  10. Ietrio Ietrio says:

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

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