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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
Teotihuacán exemplified Classic priestly government, but Tula is a type-site for the warrior aristocracies of Middle America after about A.D. 1000. As the capital of the Toltec (‘builder’) dynasty, Tula flourished from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, ruled by fighters rather than priests, who restricted political control to as few families as possible. Religion centred upon human sacrifice, in an aggressive, expansionist relationship to neighbouring tribes. Toltec skills included an …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.77-116
Description: Esthetic Recognition of Ancient Amerindian Art
THE TITLE OF THIS CHAPTER refers to the idealist philosophical method of considering “values” as resident in speculation about absolute ideas of good, truth, and beauty during the European Enlightenment. Its fierce critic in this century was Antonello Gerbi. …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.84-108

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