Empire of the Aztecs

Empire of the Aztecs

by Barbara A. Somervill
     
 

Although their empire existed for only two centuries, the Aztecs managed to create a civilization that remains one of the most famous and influential of the ancient world. The Aztecs founded their civilization on an island in the Valley of Mexico, linked causeways to the mainland, developed far-reaching trade agreements, and built Tenochtitlan, one of the world's

Overview

Although their empire existed for only two centuries, the Aztecs managed to create a civilization that remains one of the most famous and influential of the ancient world. The Aztecs founded their civilization on an island in the Valley of Mexico, linked causeways to the mainland, developed far-reaching trade agreements, and built Tenochtitlan, one of the world's largest cities at the time of the Spanish invasion. Today, many people living in Mexico can trace their roots to the Aztec Empire. Empire of the Aztecs opens with a summary of the rise and fall of the empire. It then explores the daily lives of the Aztec people, focusing on their social customs, religious practices, family and community structure, and cultural accomplishments. The Volume concludes with the legacy of the Aztecs and how it is maintained today.

Great Empires of the Past narrates the stories of the most influential empires in world history. Each volume in the series provides an overview of one empire or civilization, exploring its rise and fall, the extent of its influence, society and daily life, and impact in modern world. Numerous sidebars highlight connections to today, key primary documents, and interesting facts Full-color photographs and maps, a time line, glossary, bibliography, list of further resources, and an index provide readers with additional access to the information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131499
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Great Empires of the Past Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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