Mesoamerica’s Classic Heritage consists of 16 essays that examine the place of Teotihuacan in prehispanic Mesoamerican history. This is no small task, for the metropolis of Teotihuacan played a crucial role in Mesoamerican history in the first six centuries of our era, and echoes of its importance may be detected throughout the culture area from the city’s apogee in the third century to the arrival of the Spanish 1,300 years later. This volume is the most important treatment of the subject to date, mainly for three reasons: the wealth of new archaeological data synthesized here; the profoundly interdisciplinary exchange engaged in by the contributors to this volume; and the exchange between Mayanists and their Mexicanist colleagues. The latter two groups have rarely explored common questions of Mesoamerican history with such success. It comes as no surprise that senior editor Davíd Carrasco, a historian...

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