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Carrasco, David

Works: 45 works in 308 publications in 3 languages and 20,379 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Biography  Folklore  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Program music  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about David Carrasco
Most widely held works by David Carrasco
Daily life of the Aztecs : people of the sun and earth by David Carrasco( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,133 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
The history of the conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo( )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,844 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
The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America by David Carrasco( Book )

50 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,835 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
Quetzalcoatl and the irony of empire : myths and prophecies in the Aztec tradition by David Carrasco( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of sacrifice : the Aztec empire and the role of violence in civilization by David Carrasco( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,495 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
Moctezuma's Mexico : visions of the Aztec world by David Carrasco( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Aztec civilization and discusses recent archaeological finds and theories
Aztec ceremonial landscapes( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztecs : a very short introduction by David Carrasco( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,361 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
Cueva, ciudad y nido de águila : una travesía interpretativa por el Mapa de Cuauhtinchan núm. 2 by David Carrasco( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cave, city and nest of eagle is the culmination of an international research project and series of meetings organized by the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and centered on the pictorial manuscripts of the sixteenth century called the Map of Cuauhtinchan num. 2. Painted on amate paper that measures 109 x 204 centimeters, this extraordinary document contains more than seven hundred images and symbols that tell the story of the emergence of the ancestors in Chicomoztoc, their migration to the sacred city of Cholula, its foundation and settlement of Cuauhtincha, the history of its people and its claims on the surrounding landscape, and many other events along the way. Dating roughly from the 1540s, barely decades after the fall of the Aztecs, the map has recently undergone extensive physical analysis, conservation treatment and a systematic photographic record. Many of the resulting images accompany the fifteen profusely illustrated essays that examine the meanings and uses of the document, its complex narrative and the social and ritual memory of an indigenous people, struggling to survive in the turbulent environment of early colonial Mexico
Religions of Mesoamerica : cosmovision and ceremonial centers by David Carrasco( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 963 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
Mesoamerica's classic heritage : from Teotihuacan to the Aztecs( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 939 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
Waiting for the dawn : Mircea Eliade in perspective by Mircea Eliade( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan : center and periphery in the Aztec world by Johanna Broda( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 544 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
The war for the heart & soul of a highland Maya town by Robert S Carlsen( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 434 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
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 298 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
The future is mestizo : life where cultures meet by Virgilio P Elizondo( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years after it was first published, "The Future is Mestizo" is now updated and revised with a new foreword, introduction, and epilogue. This book speaks to the largest demographic change in twentieth-century United States history - the Latinization of music, religion, and culture
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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining histories of colonial Latin America : synoptic methods and practices( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America. It demonstrates ways of making sense of the past through approaches that aggregate more than they dissect and suggest more than they conclude. Sidestepping more conventional approaches that divide content by subject, source, or historiographical "turn," the editors seek to take readers beyond these divisions and deep into the process of historical interpretation. The essays in this volume focus on what questions to ask, what sources can reveal, what stories historians can tell, and how a single source can be interpreted in many ways
Panama 500( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Central American Indian and held by 57 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In homage of the brilliant and productive career of more than 4 decades of archaeologist Matos Moctezuma the INAH and the University of Harvard organized in 2003 a series of academic meetings in his honor in the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. This anthological edition gathers the papers presented by international contributors who presented their most resent works regarding the academic contributions of Matos Moctezuma along research papers of the archaeology and history of the Pre-Columbian societies of Central México
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The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America
The history of the conquest of New SpainThe Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central AmericaQuetzalcoatl and the irony of empire : myths and prophecies in the Aztec traditionCity of sacrifice : the Aztec empire and the role of violence in civilizationMoctezuma's Mexico : visions of the Aztec worldAztec ceremonial landscapesThe Aztecs : a very short introductionCueva, ciudad y nido de águila : una travesía interpretativa por el Mapa de Cuauhtinchan núm. 2
Alternative Names
Carrasco, Davíd L.

David Carrasco American Mesoamericanist

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