The Aztec Templo Mayor

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The Aztec Templo Mayor

By: Elizabeth Hill Boone

Publication date: March 2024
ISBN: 9780884025122

This volume examines the Aztec Templo Mayor and Aztec culture more broadly.

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This volume examines the Aztec Templo Mayor and Aztec culture more broadly, following a renewed impetus to Aztec research sparked by the 1978–1982 excavation of the temple. Drawing together Aztec specialists from different nations and scholastic disciplines in a collaborative effort, the papers in this volume span offer intriguing insights into the offerings of the Templo Mayor, ritual and the cosmos, and rulership. Through these offerings on a number of diverse aspects of the Templo Mayor, these papers establish a new framework for understanding Aztec culture.

Pages: 520
Language: English
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University
Edition: first paperback
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Elizabeth Hill Boone

Elizabeth Boone is a specialist in the Precolumbian and early colonial art of Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico. Formerly Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (1980-95), she has taught art history at Tulane since 1995. Her research interests range from the history of collecting to systems of writing and notation; they are grounded geographically in Aztec Mexico but extend temporally for at least a century after the Spanish invasion.

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1977