Aztecs: An Interpretation / Edition 3

Aztecs: An Interpretation / Edition 3

by Inga Clendinnen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521485851

ISBN-13: 2900521485851

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent center of the Aztec empire, fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies in 1521. In recreating the culture of that city in its last unthreatened years, this study binds the key experiences and concerns of social existence to the mannered violence of ritual killings.

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The city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent center of the Aztec empire, fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies in 1521. In recreating the culture of that city in its last unthreatened years, this study binds the key experiences and concerns of social existence to the mannered violence of ritual killings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900521485851
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
414

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The City: 1. Tenochtitlan: the public image; 2. Local perspectives; Part II. Roles: 3. Victims; 4. Warriors, priests and merchants; 5. The masculine self discovered; 6. Wives; 7. Mothers; 8. The female being revealed; Part III. The Sacred: 9. Aesthetics; 10. Ritual: the world transformed, the world revealed; Part IV. 11. Defeat; Epilogue; A question of sources; Monthly ceremonies of the seasonal calendar; The Mexica pantheon; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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