War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

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Author  Ross Hassig
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   August 19, 1992
ISBN  0520077342
Pages  347

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In this study of warfare in ancient Mesoamerica, Ross Hassig offers new insight into three thousand years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 B.C. to the Spanish conquest. He 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.

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