MARK CURRAN taught Spanish American Civilization at Arizona State University in a career spanning forty-three years. His Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Jesuit Saint Louis University prepared him for this endeavor. Intermittent study, travel and research in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico took place from 1962 to 2000 with emphasis on modern Indigenous centers and famous Pre-Columbian sites.
This book is entitled "Travel, Research and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico. In Search of the Pre-Columbian Heritage." Volume II. Mexico.
This book in its totality of two volumes has various facets: it is comprised of anecdotes and thoughts on travel, research and teaching in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico from 1962 to 2000; it is a reﬂection on important topics and concepts of Pre-Columbian Culture; and ﬁnally, it is a summary of classroom guidelines and Professor’s Curran's notes on a major work on the civilizations of Pre-Columbian Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico and important documentary ﬁlms on the same.
An introduction and overview of the sites in Mexico is seen in text and photos from the Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico City, the best of its kind.
Again, volume II treats modern urban cities and rural towns near the pre-Columbian sites: Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Mérida in the Yucatán. The well-known pre-Columbian sites in volume II are Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, Mitla, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichén-Itzá, and Tulum.
The book is richly illustrated with black and white travel photos by Curran.
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