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The Legacy of Mesoamerica

History and Culture of a Native American Civilization, 2nd Edition

Edited by Robert M. Carmack, Janine L. Gasco, Gary H. Gossen


512 pages

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The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situations of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions from the development of Mesoamerican Civilization through 20th century and their influence in the world community. For courses on Mesoamerica (Middle America) taught in departments of anthropology, history, and Latin American Studies.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Origins and Development of Mesoamerican Civilization (Janine Gasco, Marilyn A. Masson, Robert M. Rosenswig, Michael E. Smith)

Chapter 2: Profiles of Late Postclassic Mesoamerican Peoples (Robert M. Carmack, Janine Gasco, Marilyn A Masson, Michael E. Smith)

Chapter 3: The Mesoamerican World at Spanish Contact (Robert M. Carmack)

Chapter 4: Mesoamerica and Spain: the Conquest (Louise M. Burkhart and Janine Gasco)

Chapter 5: The Colonial Period in Mesoamerica (Louise M. Burkhart and Janine Gasco)

Chapter 6: Indigenous Literature from Colonial Mesoamerica (Louise M. Burkhart)

Chapter 7: Mesoamericans in the Neo-Colonial Era (Robert M. Carmack and Gary H. Gossen)

Chapter 8: Native Mesoamericans in the Modern Era (Robert M. Carmack)

Chapter 9: Transnationalism and the Political Economy of Mesoamerica (Liliana R. Goldin and Walter E. Little)

Chapter 10: The Mayan Zapatista Movement (Gary H. Gossen)

Chapter 11: Language and Languages in Mesoamerica (John S. Justeson and George A. Broadwell)

Chapter 12: Women and Gender in Mesoamerica (Brenda Rosenbaum and Christine Eber)

Chapter 13: The Indian Voice in Twentieth Century Mesoamerican Literature (Gary H. Gossen)

Chapter 14: The Religious Traditions of Mesoamerica (Gary H. Gossen)





About the Editors

Robert M. Carmack is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at SUNY Albany.

Janine L. Gasco is Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University - Dominguez Hills.

Gary H. Gossen is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at SUNY Albany.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural