Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 September 2002

272 Pages | numerous maps, line drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780195146219

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The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

John Bierhorst

  • Includes complete translations of 20 'basic myths' of this region and shows how they have influenced modern Mesoamerican culture.
  • New afterword focuses on how the late 80s and 90s recast native mythology to shed light on themes placed in the foreground of public consciousness - democracy, cultural pluralism, religious freedom and environmentalism.
  • There is always strong interest, particularly in Mesoamerican mythology, and culture of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayas.

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