Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

by Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816056730

ISBN-13: 9780816056736

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Ever since the violent end of the empire in 1521, the marvels and mysteries of Aztec Mexico have intrigued us. And in recent years, astounding discoveries from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among…  See more details below

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Ever since the violent end of the empire in 1521, the marvels and mysteries of Aztec Mexico have intrigued us. And in recent years, astounding discoveries from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of archaeologists, art historians, and historians working throughout the region.

Gathering the results of recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single volume, Handbook to Life in the Aztec World unlocks the secrets of this great empire. Organized in a highly accessible format, it contains in-depth coverage of Aztec history, geography, foods, trades, arts, games, wars, political systems, class structure, religious practices, trading networks, writings, architecture, science, and more. Detailed descriptions and more than 165 original line drawings pair with high-quality photographs, maps, and tables to bring the Aztec world to life, making this volume a perfect addition to any personal collection, classroom, or library.

About the Author:
Manuel Aguilar-Moreno is Professor of Art History at California State University in Los Angeles

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816056736
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Handbook to Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archaeology1
2Evolution of Aztec civilization27
3Geography of the Aztec world51
4Society and government73
5Warfare97
6Religion, cosmology, and mythology137
7Funerary beliefs and customs159
8Aztec art177
9Aztec architecture217
10Nahuatl literature261
11The calendar, astronomy, and mathematics289
12Economy, industry, and trade317
13Daily life351
14The Aztec after the conquest and today379
Main museums containing Aztec collections401
Aztec poems403

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