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Aztecs of Central Mexico: An Imperial Society

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Berdan's book covers the compelling story of a complex, imperial society in Central Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries. It uses pre- and post-Spanish conquest documents and illustrations, as well as archaeological discoveries, to reconstruct the variety and "feel" of Aztec daily life at various status levels. The strength of Berdan's case study has always been its e ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 28th 2004 by Cengage Learning
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In the early 16th century, savage barbarians from Europe in search of mineral riches came with their horse beasts with a horde of about 500 led by Cortes, and brought the entire empire of hundreds of thousands of primitive, superstitious, depraved cannibals to their knees. In the 100 years that followed, over 90 percent of the native population was exterminated due to war and disease.

The Aztecs were a creative, if not refined, bunch. Once, a daughter of a neighboring fiefdom was married off to
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