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The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

by David Carrasco
     
 

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This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust

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This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199912667
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/02/2011
Series:
Very Short Introductions
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,075,496
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Davíd Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University. For his scholarship in Mesoamerican religions and his work on Mexican American culture he received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle.

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