1st CD: Myths of Meso-America – Explores some of the myths which guided and inspired the Aztecs and their precursors the Mayans, Toltecs and Olmecs.
2nd CD: The Peoples & Cultures of Pre-Colombian America – Focuses on the peoples and cultures of the region and their sophisticated and complex urban centers.
3rd CD: The Spanish Conquest & Its Aftermath – How and why Cortez was able to defeat Montezuma and the mighty Aztecs. The complicated legacy of the conquest, from La Malinche to Catholicism, resonates today.
David Carrasco is one of the foremost scholars on ancient Meso-America. He is the author of Quetzalcoatl & the Irony of Empire and Montezuma’s Mexico: Visions of the Aztec World.