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The Aztecs

Author : Michael E. Smith
ISBN : 9781118257197
Genre : History
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The Aztecs brings to life one of the best-known indigenous civilizations of the Americas in a vivid, comprehensive account of the ancient Aztecs. A thorough examination of Aztec origins and civilization including religion, science, and thought Incorporates the latest archaeological excavations and research into explanations of the Spanish conquest and the continuity of Aztec culture in Central Mexico Expanded coverage includes key topics such as writing, music, royal tombs, and Aztec predictions of the end of the world


Author : Michael D. Coe
ISBN : 0500273286
Genre : Indians of Mexico
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The author gives an account of famous areas in the ancient history of Mexico.

Daily Life Of The Aztecs

Author : David Carrasco
ISBN : 0313295581
Genre : History
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Experience and explore the often controversial lives of the ancient Aztecs through this comprehensive social history of their culture.

The Complete Illustrated History Of The Aztec Maya

Author : Charles Phillips
ISBN : 1846810736
Genre : History
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This reference book covers almost 3000 years, offering insights into the art and architecture, myths and legends, and everyday life of Mesoamerica.

The Aztecs

Author : Richard F. Townsend
ISBN : 0500277206
Genre : Aztecs
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Today the Aztecs seem a remote, alien people. Warlike and bloodthirsty, they are best known as the practitioners of human sacrifice. Yet their creative achievements are impressive: within the space of a hundred years they established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history, and at Tenochtitlan built a vast, shimmering city in a lake, a Venice of the New World whose temple-pyramids, elegant plazas and thronging markets defied the descriptive powers of the conquistadors. Richard Townsend presents the first fully rounded portrait of the Aztecs, integrating military, economic and symbolic approaches to reconcile the apparently contradictory aspects of their culture. He begins with a dramatic narrative of the Spanish conquest and then charts the rise of the Aztecs from humble nomads to empire builders. He shows how war and human sacrifice did indeed act as instruments of terror, but also how their deeper significance lay in the Aztec belief that the shedding of human blood ensured fertility of the land and renewal of the seasons. Chapters on the ancient deities and festival calendar, the New Fire ceremony and sacred rain-mountains, as well as kingship rites, explore this all-pervading theme in Aztec society of physical and spiritual regeneration. The Aztecs ranges from the everyday life of farmers and priests, artisans and kings, to the sinister spying activities of Aztec traders; from the making of chocolate to battle tactics. Recent discoveries from archaeological excavations are interwoven with the latest results from studies of the monuments, Spanish records and illustrated codices to produce a fresh and definitive new history of a remarkable people.

Ancient Peoples Of The American Southwest

Author : Stephen Plog
ISBN : 0500286930
Genre : History
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Documents some of the most relevant moments of America's prehistoric past as reflected by its ancient Southwest cultures, offering insight into the lesser-known sophistication of such people as the Anasazi, the Hohokam, and the Mogollon. Original.

Native Mesoamerican Spirituality

Author : Miguel León Portilla
ISBN : 0809122316
Genre : Religion
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This volume presents a carefully edited and translated collection of Pre-Columbian ancient spiritual texts. It presents relevant examples of those sacred writings of the indigenous peoples of Central America, especially Mexico, that have survived destruction. The majority of texts were conceived in the 950-1521 A.D. period. Their authors were primarily anonymous sages, priests and members of the ancient nobility. Most were written in Nahuath (also known as Aztec or Mexican), in Yucatec and Quiche-Maya languages.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aztec Maya

Author : Charles Phillips
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114177798
Genre : Reference
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Describes the history, culture, mythology, and legends surrounding the Aztec and Mayas.


Author : Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
ISBN : UOM:39015052671222
Genre : Art
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Displays the artwork of the Aztecs on exhibit at Britain's Royal Academy of Arts and includes essays detailing key elements of Aztec culture and history.

America S First Civilization

Author : Michael D. Coe
ISBN : 9781640190009
Genre : History
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Here is the story of America's oldest - and oddest - civilization, the Olmecs of the southern Mexican jungles. Virtually unknown to archaeologists until the early twentieth century, their true importance is only now being realized and shedding new light on how the Indian peoples of the Americas came to be here.

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