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Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition
by David Carrasco
University of Chicago Press, 1992
Paper: 978-0-226-09490-8 | Cloth: 978-0-226-09487-8
Library of Congress Classification F1219.76.R45C37 1982
Dewey Decimal Classification 299.78452

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Davíd Carrasco draws from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology to explore the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organization, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition. His new Preface addresses this tradition in the light of the Columbian quincentennial.

"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."—H. B. Nicholson, Man

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