The Aztecs / Edition 3

The Aztecs / Edition 3

by Richard F. Townsend
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500287910

ISBN-13: 9780500287910

Pub. Date: 09/16/2009

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Richard Townsend gives the complete history of the Aztec civilization’s rise from humble nomads to empire builders.
Within a hundred years, the Aztecs established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history, and at Tenochtitlan built a vast, shimmering city in a lake, a Venice of the New World. The book ends with a dramatic narrative of the Spanish conquest,…  See more details below

Overview

Richard Townsend gives the complete history of the Aztec civilization’s rise from humble nomads to empire builders.
Within a hundred years, the Aztecs established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history, and at Tenochtitlan built a vast, shimmering city in a lake, a Venice of the New World. The book ends with a dramatic narrative of the Spanish conquest, as seen from the Aztec viewpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500287910
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Series:
Ancient Peoples and Places Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
482,184
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Pt. 1 Coronation At Tenochtitlan

1 Motecuhzoma II Takes Power 18

Pt. 2 Urban Traditions, Tribal Peoples

2 An Ancient Heritage 32

3 Birth of an Empire 63

Pt. 3 The Imperial Project

4 New Strategies 78

5 The Great Expansion 91

Pt. 4 Aztec Religion and World View

6 The Aztec Symbolic World 112

Pt. 5 Aztec People and the Cycle of Life

7 The Family and Education 162

8 Farmers, Traders, and Artisans 171

9 Priests, Scribes, and Warriors 203

Pt. 6 The Conquest of Mexico

10 The Arrival of the Strangers 220

11 The Fall of the Aztec Empire 232

Epilog 238

Annual Ceremonies of the Aztecs 242

Notes to the Text 246

Further Reading 247

Sources of Illustrations 252

Index 253

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