Aztec World

Overview

The Aztec World is an illustrated survey of the Aztecs based on insightful research by a team of international experts from the United States and Mexico. In addition to traditional subjects like cosmology, religion, human sacrifice, and political history, this book covers such contemporary concerns as the environment and agriculture, health and disease, women and social status, and urbanism. It also discusses the effects of European conquests on Aztec culture and society, in addition to offering modern ...

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Overview

The Aztec World is an illustrated survey of the Aztecs based on insightful research by a team of international experts from the United States and Mexico. In addition to traditional subjects like cosmology, religion, human sacrifice, and political history, this book covers such contemporary concerns as the environment and agriculture, health and disease, women and social status, and urbanism. It also discusses the effects of European conquests on Aztec culture and society, in addition to offering modern perspectives on their civilization.

 

The text is accompanied by colorful illustrations and photos of artifacts from the best collections in Mexico, including those of the Templo Mayor Museum and the National Museum of Anthropology, both in Mexico City, as well as pieces from archaeological sites and virtual reconstructions of lost artwork. The book accompanies an exhibition at The Field Museum.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810972780
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel is a Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Gary M. Feinman is the Curator of Mesoamerican Archaeology at The Field Museum in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Aztec World in historical context Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Brumfiel, Elizabeth M. Gary M. Feinman Feinman, Gary M. 1

1 Mexica political history Frederic Hicks Hicks, Frederic 5

2 Environment and rural economy Jeffery R. Parsons Parsons, Jeffery R. 23

3 Health and disease among the Aztecs Juan Alberto Romain Berrelleza Berrelleza, Juan Alberto Romain 53

4 Tenochtitlan in 1519: a pre-industrial megalopolis William T. Sanders Sanders, William T. 67

5 Aztec women: capable partners as cosmic enemies Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Brumfiel, Elizabeth M. 87

6 Artisans, markets, and merchants Deborah L. Nichols Nichols, Deborah L. 105

7 The Aztec empire Michael E. Smith Smith, Michael E. 121

8 Aztec human sacrifice Alfredo Lopez Austin Austin, Alfredo Lopez Leonardo Lopez Lujan Lujan, Leonardo Lopez 137

9 The art of the Aztec era Felipe Solis Olguin Olguin, Felipe Solis 153

10 Aztec writing and history Elizabeth Hill Boone Boone, Elizabeth Hill 179

11 The Aztecs after the conquest Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria Rodriguez-Alegria, Enrique 195

12 The Aztec world's presence in colonial and modern Mexico Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Moctezuma, Eduardo Matos 209

13 Imagining a place for Aztlan: Chicanismo and the Aztecs in art and resistance David Carrasco Carrasco, David 225

Index 247

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