By Thomas H. Holloway
The Companion to Latin American History collects the paintings of major specialists within the box to create a single-source review of the varied background and present developments within the learn of Latin America.
- Presents a state of the art assessment of the historical past of Latin America
- Written through the pinnacle foreign specialists within the field
- 28 chapters come jointly as a superlative unmarried resource of knowledge for students and students
- Recognizes the breadth and variety of Latin American background via delivering systematic chronological and geographical coverage
- Covers either historic traits and new parts of interest
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Although almost all of our knowledge of early Mesoamerican writing comes from inscribed monuments (and in the Maya area in particular polychrome pottery), we know from the Postclassic period that Mesoamerican people also composed books. Mesoamerican books, or codices, are beautifully illuminated screenfold manuscripts often inscribed on paper or on a stiffened animal hide covered with gesso. These books contain the histories of particular royal lines, genealogies, genesis-like religious accounts, and ritual manuals.
But the advantages of different forms of subsistence could only have been self-evident in a social context where more food, more permanent settlement, and more cooperation and sharing were desired (cf. Woodburn 1982; Kelly 1995). Interaction and cooperation between different groups could have been more advantageous than individualism in order to improve food gathering or to defend against others. It is perhaps more that small cohesive groups, such as those documented in several early Holocene sites on the north coast of Peru (Dillehay et al.
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A Companion to Latin American History by Thomas H. Holloway