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War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig


This study of warfare in ancient Mesoamerica offers insight into three thousand years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 bc to the Spanish conquest. The book examines the methods, purposes, and values of warfare as practiced by the major pre-Columbian societies and shows how warfare affected the rise of the state.

Keywords: warfare, ancient Mesoamerica, Mesoamerican history, state, Spanish conquest, pre-Columbian societies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780520077348
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520077348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross Hassig, author