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The myth of Quetzalcoatl: religion, rulership, and history in the Nahua world




Austin, Alfredo López, author
Davidson, Russ, author
Olivier, Guilhem, author
University Press of Colorado, publisher

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The Myth of Quetzalcoatl is a translation of Alfredo López Austin's 1973 book Hombre-Dios: Religion y politica en el mundo nahuatl. Despite its pervasive and lasting influence on the study of Mesoamerican history, religion in general, and the Quetzalcoatl myth in particular, this is the first English translation of the work.--Provided by publisher.


Translated by Russ Davidson with Guilhem Olivier.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Aztec mythology
Aztecs -- Social life and customs
Quetzalcoatl (Aztec deity)


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