The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico

Paperback | September 23, 1997

byJill Leslie McKeever Furst

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This fascinating, richly illustrated book explores basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul. Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, McKeever Furst argues that the Mexica turned not to mental or linguistic constructions for verifying ideas about the soul but to what they experienced through the senses.

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A richly illustrated look at basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul. Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, art historian Jill McKeever Furst argues that the Mexica turned not to mental or linguistic constructions for verifying ideas about the soul, but ...

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This fascinating, richly illustrated book explores basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul. Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, McKeever Furst argues that the Mexica turned not to mental or linguistic constructions for verifying ideas about the soul bu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:September 23, 1997Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300072600

ISBN - 13:9780300072600

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A richly illustrated look at basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul. Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, art historian Jill McKeever Furst argues that the Mexica turned not to mental or linguistic constructions for verifying ideas about the soul, but to what they experienced through the senses. 32 illustrations