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This book is a fairly good summary of the Aztecs who settled in the Valley of Mexico (Mexico City) in the 1300s to 1520 CE. The book traces the Aztecs' movement from the north as an unwelcomed Indian people who, in time, established a highly developed civilization in central Mexico. As old as this civilization was, it was preceded by highly developed Indian cultures. The monumental ruins of Teotihuacan and Monte Alban, for example, go back to before the advent of the current era. The Aztecs and ...more
Jul 16, 2012 Dee Renee Chesnut rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: students who need a reference for this topic
The Mighty Aztecs is another book from my home library shelf of books published by The National Geographic Society. Now, I take the time to read the text that accompanies the photographs by Mark Godfrey. Seven chapters have seven essays. "The Setting" introduces us to the geography and climate of Mesoamerica where the early tribes such as the Olmec and Toltec built their cultures. "The Wanderers" tells how this wandering tribe fought their enemies and sacrificed them to build "The City" and "The ...more