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Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition Hardcover – April, 1983

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"This book, rich in ideas, constituting a novel approach...represents a stimulating and provocative contribution to Mesoamerican studies...Recommended to all serious students of the New World's most advanced indigenous civilization."

"[Carrasco] has significantly advanced our understanding of the complexities of Mesoamerican culture history, not least by demonstrating that there was a great deal more involved in religious belief than its purely iconic context."
American Historical Review



"The work of Carrasco, interesting and provocative, is conceived as a species of drama filled with literary signs."
Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia

"This book constitutes an interesting and challenging approach to the interpretation of Mesoamerican religion, urbanism, and archaeology."
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About the Author

Davíd Carrasco is professor of history of religion and director of the Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1St Edition edition (April 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226094871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226094878
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,756,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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