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Central America
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Pre-Spanish Time

1. In the pre-Spanish era, the cultural space of Central America, reaching from the region of the Maya to northern Mexico, was a land of rival, hierarchical central states, all nevertheless penetrated by a practically homogeneous religion. Their cities were also cultural centers with t…

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Neitzke, Dietmar, “Central America”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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