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The Mythology of Mexico and Central America, Bierhorst, John

Author    Bierhorst, John

Title   The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Near Fine

Edition   1st Printing

Publisher    Oxford University Press 2002

Seller ID   2195093

First printing. Cover lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Trade Paperback. xiv, 249 pp. In this expansive volume, John Bierhorst brings to light the gods and heroes of pre-Columbian times--and demonstrates that they are very much alive today. The book provides translations of twenty basic myths, showing how these have influenced the artistic, literary, and political life of modern Mexico and Central America. Originally published in 1990, the text has been updated to reflect recent advances in Meso-American studies. In addition, a new Afterword describes how these native mythologies--since the late 1980s--have begun incorporating issues of international significance, including cultural pluralism, religious freedom, and environmentalism. Detailed maps show tribal locations and the distribution of key stories. Indian artworks illustrate the texts and samples of differing narrative styles add enrichment, as some of the world's purest and most powerful myths are made more accessible--and more meaningful--than ever before. Keywords: MYTHOLOGY FOLKLORE MEXICO CENTRAL AMERICA PRE-COLUMBIAN HISTORY LATIN AMERICA

Price = 10.00 USD

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