Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage: From Teotihuacan to the Aztecs


For more than a millennium the great Mesoamerican city of Teotihucan (c150BCE--750CE) has been imagined and reimagined by a host of subsequent cultures including our own. This book engages the subject of the unity and diversity of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica by focusing on the classic heritage of this ancient city. Includes the history of religions, anthropology, archaeology, and art history -- and a wealth of new data, this book examines Teotihuacan's rippling influence across Mesoamerican time and space, including important patterns of continuity and change, and its relationships, both historical and symbolic, with Tenochtitlan, Cholula, and various Maya communities.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Davíd Carrasco
  • Lindsay Jones
  • Scott Sessions
  • Alfredo López Austin
  • Leonardo López Luján
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 2000


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