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Unformatted text preview: of architecture, painting and a dynamic sculptural tradition that measured up to the great civilizations of the ancient world. Commonalties of religious themes will also be investigated. This chapter will also examine the dynamics of trade and visual diffusion within the vast geography that is the New World. In addition to the great cultures of Mexico, Central America and South America, the student will discover the "prehistoric" peoples of the United States and Canada. Educated speculations will be presented as to possible reasons for the demise of these great cultures (prior to the advent of the Spaniards) and the dynamics of the interchange: trade, military conquest and religious diffusion will be examined....
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- Winter '11