The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

By: Bierhorst, John

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First printing. Cover lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 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

Title: The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

Author: Bierhorst, John

Categories: Latin America, Folklore & Mythology,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2195093