Название: Early Civilizations in the Americas: Almanac
Автор: Sonia G. Benson
Год выпуска: 2005
ISBN: 0787692522, 9780787692520
Размер файла: 107 Мб
Many American history books begin with the year 1492 and the discovery of the Caribbean Islands by Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). For the great civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America, though, 1492 proved to be the beginning of the end of their civilization. The products of thousands of years of history the great cities, the architecture, markets, governments, economic systems, legal systems, schools, books, holy shrines even the daily prayers of the people were about to be willfully eliminated by the conquering European nations.