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Carrasco, David

Works: 41 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 20,088 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Sources  Biography  Juvenile works  Program music  Music  Songs  Latin jazz 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: F1230, 972.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Carrasco
Most widely held works by David Carrasco
The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America by David Carrasco( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive three-volume work, employing 300 international authors to compose 617 lengthy articles addressing biographies, general contextual essays, and specific topics. Entries offer information on the geography, history, arts, literature, religion, and architecture of Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and modern Mesoamerican cultures that span from central Mexico to present-day Costa Rica
Daily life of the Aztecs : people of the sun and earth by David Carrasco( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating and often controversial details of the daily lives of the Aztecs are examined in this important one-stop reference source. The Aztec people come to life for students, teachers, and interested readers through the exploration of the ceremonial character of Aztec society. Insights into the games they played, the education they received, the foods they harvested, and the popular riddles and poems they recited and wrote, as well as the sacrificial rituals they performed, enable the reader to gain a better understanding of this complex culture. Carrasco illustrates the significance of this culture that has never truly died by tracing its impact and influence on modern-day Mexican society
Quetzalcoatl and the irony of empire : myths and prophecies in the Aztec tradition by David Carrasco( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moctezuma's Mexico : visions of the Aztec world by David Carrasco( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Aztec civilization and discusses recent archaeological finds and theories
Religions of Mesoamerica : cosmovision and ceremonial centers by David Carrasco( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second Edition of Religions of Mesoamerica comes at a turning point in the study of the Americas and the religious and cultural histories of the New World. To that end, esteemed scholar Davíd Carrasco integrates past and current research, developments, and excavations to vividly synthesize the history of Mesoamerican cultures--their religious forms, ceremonial centers, complex social structures, view of time and space, myths, and rituals. Carrasco's deep yet concise overview takes readers on an absorbing journey where they experience the dynamics and complexities of Aztec and Maya cultures, the Spanish conquest, and cultural combinations of European and indigenous ideas and practices. He skillfully demonstrates how the religious imagination was and continues to be crucial to the survival and creativity of Mesoamerica and its Chicano/a descendants
The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan : center and periphery in the Aztec world by Johanna Broda( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remains of the great double pyramid of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire, came to light during the spectacular excavation project undertaken by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia from 1978 to 1982. This volume offers three views of the Templo Mayor as the quintessential sacred space within the Aztec empire, presented in a collaborative effort by an archaeologist, an ethnohistorian, and a historian of religion
Mesoamerica's classic heritage : from Teotihuacan to the Aztecs( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a millennium the great Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan (c. 150 B.C.E.--750 C.E.) has been imagined and reimagined by a host of subsequent cultures, including our own. Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage engages the subject of the unity and diversity of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica by focusing on the classic heritage of this ancient city. This new volume is the product of several years of research by members of Princeton University's Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project and Mexico's Proyecto Teotihuacán. Offering a variety of disciplinary perspectives--including the history of religions, anthropology, archaeology, and art history--and a wealth of new data, Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage examines Teotihuacan's rippling influence across Mesoamerican time and space, including important patterns of continuity and change, and its relationships, both historical and symbolic, with Tenochtitlan, Cholula, and various Maya communities. The contributors to Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage offer a wide range of individual interpretations, but they agree that Teotihuacan, more than any other pre-Hispanic center, was a paradigmatic source that formed the art and architecture, cosmology and ritual life, and conceptions of urbanism and political authority for significant parts of the Mesoamerican world. This great city achieved the prestige of being the site of the creation of the cosmos and of effective social and political space in Mesoamerica through its capacity to symbolize, perform, and export its imperial authority. These essays reveal the different ways in which Teotihuacan's classic heritage both fed and fed on the dynamic interactivity of the entire area. Whether or not a paradigm shift in Mesoamerican studies is taking place, certainly a new contextual understanding of Teotihuacan and the diversities and unities of Mesoamerica is emerging in these pages
City of sacrifice : the Aztec empire and the role of violence in civilization by David Carrasco( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In City of Sacrifice, Carrasco chronicles the fascinating story of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, investigating Aztec religious practices and demonstrating that religious violence was integral to urbanization; the city itself was a temple to the gods. And Mexico City, the largest city on earth, was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, a point Carrasco poignantly considers in his survey of urbanization from antiquity to modernity."--Jacket
The Aztecs : a very short introduction by David Carrasco( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare
Waiting for the dawn : Mircea Eliade in perspective by Mircea Eliade( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cave, city, and eagle's nest : an interpretive journey through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan no. 2( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest is the culmination of an international research project and series of conferences organized by the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and focused on the sixteenth-century pictoral manuscript known as the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2. Painted on bark paper and measuring 109 x 204 centimeters, this document contains over seven hundred images and symbols relating the story of the emergence of ancestors at Chicomoztoc, their migration to the sacred city of Cholula, their foundation and settlement of Cuauhtinchan, their community's history and claim over the surrounding landscape, and many other occurrences along the way." "Dating from around the 1540s, barely two decades after the fall of the Aztecs, the mapa recently underwent extensive physical analysis, conservation and a photographic survey. Many of the resulting images accompany fifteen essays that explore the meanings and uses of the document, its complex narrative, and the social and ritual memory of an indigenous community struggling to hold its own in the turbulent atmosphere of early colonial Mexico."--Jacket
The conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous account of Cortes' Mexican campaign, in which the Spanish general subdued the Aztec civilization, in an abridged edition. Includes essays on Diaz and his famous work
Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico border : film, music, and stories of undocumented immigrants( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alambrista," a groundbreaking 1977 full-length fiction film about undocumented immigrants, is accompanied by "Children of the fields," documentary on migrant children and a volume exploring the historical and political context of the film in a collection of scholarly essays, along with essays on film criticism and analysis as they relate to the project
Breaking through Mexico's past : digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma by David Carrasco( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aztec ceremonial landscapes( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures( )

in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is the first comprehensive reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than 600 articles, it is invaluable for those interested in the rich heritage of this land. Encompassing the great civilizations of the pre-Columbian era (including the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya peoples) up through the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region in fully cross-referenced, signed articles by the leading scholars in the discipline
Panama 500( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Central American Indian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer Danilo Perez finds musical interpretation and inspiration in two groups of players - one featuring John Patitucci and Brian Blade, with contributions from Rogerio Boccato and Sachi Patitucci. The other group features Adam Cruz, Ben Street, Alex Hargreaves, and Roman Diaz. Both groups are musical allies and stunning collaborators of Danilo's vision - to celebrate the historic trip by explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa spanning the width of the narrow Panama isthmus to the vast Pacific Ocean
Arqueología e historia del Centro de México : homenaje a Eduardo Matos Moctezuma by Jornadas Académicas en Honor del profesor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cueva, ciudad y nido de águila : una travesía interpretativa por el Mapa de Cuauhtinchan núm. 2 by David Carrasco( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cueva, ciudad y nido de aguilaes la culminacion de un proyecto internacional de investigaciones y una serie de reuniones organizadas por el Moses Mesoamerican Archive y centradas en el manuscrito pictorico del siglo XVI llamado el Mapa de Cuauhtinchan num. 2. Pintado sobre un soporte de papel de amate que mide 109 x 204 centimetros, este documento extraordinario contiene mas de setecientas imagenes y simbolos que relatan la historia del surgimiento de los ancestros en Chicomoztoc, su migracion a la ciudad sagrada de Cholula, su fundacion y asentamiento de Cuauhtinchan, la historia de su pueblo y sus reclamaciones sobre el paisaje circundante, y muchos otros sucesos a lo largo del camino. Datado aproximadamente de los a{tilde}nos de 1540, apenas dos decadas despues de la caida de los aztecas, el cartea recientemente ha sido sometido a un exhaustivo analisis fisico, tratamiento de conservacion y un registro fotografico sistematico. Muchas de las imagenes resultantes acompa{tilde}nan a los quince ensayos profusamente ilustrados que examinan los sentidos y usos del documento, su compleja narrativa y la memoria social y ritual de un pueblo indigena, luchando por sobrevivir en el entorno turbulento del Mexico colonial temprano
The war for the heart & soul of a highland Maya town by Robert S Carlsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling ethnography explores the issue of cultural continuity and change as it has unfolded in the representative Guatemala Mayan town Santiago Atitlán. Drawing on multiple sources, Robert S. Carlsen argues that local Mayan culture survived the Spanish Conquest remarkably intact and continued to play a defining role for much of the following five centuries. He also shows how the twentieth-century consolidation of the Guatemalan state steadily eroded the capacity of the local Mayas to adapt to change and ultimately caused some factions to reject-even demonize-their own history and culture. At the same time, he explains how, after a decade of military occupation known as la violencia, Santiago Atitlán stood up in unity to the Guatemalan Army in 1990 and forced it to leave town. This new edition looks at how Santiago Atitlán has fared since the expulsion of the army. Carlsen explains that, initially, there was hope that the renewed unity that had served the town so well would continue. He argues that such hopes have been undermined by multiple sources, often with bizarre outcomes. Among the factors he examines are the impact of transnational crime, particularly gangs with ties to Los Angeles; the rise of vigilantism and its relation to renewed religious factionalism; the related brutal murders of followers of the traditional Mayan religion; and the apocalyptic fervor underlying these events
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The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Alternative Names
Carrasco, Davíd L.

David Carrasco American Mesoamericanist

Daily life of the Aztecs : people of the sun and earthQuetzalcoatl and the irony of empire : myths and prophecies in the Aztec traditionMoctezuma's Mexico : visions of the Aztec worldReligions of Mesoamerica : cosmovision and ceremonial centersThe Great Temple of Tenochtitlan : center and periphery in the Aztec worldMesoamerica's classic heritage : from Teotihuacan to the AztecsCity of sacrifice : the Aztec empire and the role of violence in civilizationThe Aztecs : a very short introduction