Aztecs: An Interpretation / Edition 3

Aztecs: An Interpretation / Edition 3

by Inga Clendinnen
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Cambridge University Press
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Aztecs: An Interpretation / Edition 3

In 1521, the city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent center of the Aztec empire, fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies. Inga Clendinnen's account of the Aztecs recreates the culture of that city in its last unthreatened years. It provides a vividly dramatic analysis of Aztec ceremony as performance art, binding the key experiences and concerns of social existence in the late imperial city to the mannered violence of their ritual killings.

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ISBN-13: 9780521485852
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/1995
Series: Canto Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The City: 1. Tenochtitlan: the public image; 2. Local perspectives; Part II. Roles: 3. Victims; 4. Warriors, priests and merchants; 5. The masculine self discovered; 6. Wives; 7. Mothers; 8. The female being revealed; Part III. The Sacred: 9. Aesthetics; 10. Ritual: the world transformed, the world revealed; Part IV. 11. Defeat; Epilogue; A question of sources; Monthly ceremonies of the seasonal calendar; The Mexica pantheon; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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