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The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas by Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen, Alberto Beltrán. Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas. Maias. Astecas.


The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas

Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen / Alberto Beltrán

World Publishing - 622 pgs.


For the first time in one handsome volume, here is the splendor and magnificence of the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas - the three pre-Columbian peoples whose accomplishments once rivaled the culture and civilization of Europe itself.

Table of contents
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 13

AZTEC
I. The Historical and Geographical Background of the Aztecs 29
1. Of Archaeological Explorers--and Time 2. The Setting 3. The rear of the Spaniard 4. Man Comes to the Americas 5. Pre-Aztec Cultures
II. The People 59
6. The Origins of the Aztecs 7. Appearance--What Manner of Men 8. The Traffic of Speech 9. The Clan--the Aztec Holding Corporation 10. Marriage--the Tying of the Tilmandi 11. Calli: The House 12. The Rhythm of Day and Night 13. The Milpa Fields 14. Tax Contributions to the State 15. The Loom--a Woman's Art 16. Pottery and Pottery Makers 17. Tiaquiz: The Market 18. The Festival Days 19. Music 20. Games 21. The Expediency of Justice 22. Medicinal Plants 23. The Undead
III. The Aztec "Kings" and the Directing Classes 119
24. Moctezuma 25. The Function of Tenochtitlán
IV. The Achievements 135
26. What Mexico Wrought 27. Sculpture 28. The Lapidaries, Goldsmiths, and Jewel Carvers 29. Feather Weaving 30. Religion, War, and Administration 31. The Calendar 32. War and Weapons 33. The Tribute State 34. Pochteca: The Merchant Prince 35. Roads, Transport, Couriers 36. Paper, Writing, Literature 37. Hail and Farewell

MAYA
I. The Historical and Geographical Background of the Mayas 197
1. Of Man, History, and Fable 2. The Country 3. The Coming and the Rise
II. The People 221
4. The "Lower Men"--Appearance and Reality 5. Maya Speech 6. Social Organization 7. Marriage 8. Na: The Maya House 9. The Round of the Maya Day 10. Maya Agriculture 11. The Tax 12. Weaving 13. Feather Mosaics 14. Mats and Matting 15. Basketry 16. Rope and Ropemaking 17. Pottery and Pottery Makers
III. The Ruling Classes 297
26. The Maya Lords 27. Government--City-State and Village
IV. The Achievements 312
28. Architecture 29. Sculpture 30. Painting 31. War and Weapons 32. Religion 33. The Calendar 34. Land Communications 35. Sea Communications 36. Glyph Writing 37. Literature 38. Xul: The End

INCA
I. The Historical and Geographical Background of the Incas 399
1. How We Know What We Know About the Incas 2. The Geographical Background of a Culture 3. The Pre-Inca Cultures: Chavín -- Mochica -- Paracas -- Nazca -- Tiahuanaco -- Chimú 4. "Inca History Has Its Origin in Myth and Continues in Legend"
II. The People 423
5. Appearance 6. Dress 7. The Language 8. The Ayllu 9. Marriage 10. Domestic Architecture 11. A Round of Daily Life 12. Agriculture and Agricultural Origins 13. Mita: The Service Tax 14. The Llamoids: Llama, Alpaca, Vicuña, Guanaco 15. The Loom--Weaving of Wool and Cotton 16. Pottery and Pottery Makers 17. Catu: The Market 18. Holidays and Games--Dance and Music 19. Crime and Punishment 20. Medicine, Magic, and Curing 21. Death and the Little Gods
III. The Inca and His City 493
22. The Inca 23. Cuzco
IV. The Achievements 513
24. Inca Architecture 25. Metal and Metallurgy 26. Tawantinsuyu: The Four Quarters of the World 27. The Royal Roads of the Incas 28. Bridges 29. The Tampu Stations 30. Transport 31. Chasqui: The Courier 32. Quipu: The Knot-String Record-- Inca Literature 33. Military Conquests 34. The Organization and Assimilation of Conquered Lands 35. Decline and Fall
BIBLIOGRAPHY 585
CHRONOLOGY 601
INDEX 609




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