Resumen del Libro
Collection of revisionist essays, some previously published, aimed at promoting authors hypothesis that the human-serpentine complex is an elementary and pervasive feature of Mesoamerican creation belief, dating from Olmec times and reaching its culmination in Aztec expression. Strongly indicts US scholarship on the Olmecs, heatedly refuting the jaguar interpretation, among others. Employs some traditional ethnohistorical sources but also argues that the plastic arts be read as texts, even in preference to colonial indigenous documents that, he charges, are all suspect of falsehood (todos sospechosos de falsedad, p. 125) due to the influence that the European invaders had upon native writers –Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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