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The Mighty Aztecs

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Library Binding, 200 pages
Published June 28th 1981 by National Geographic Society (first published June 1981)
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Bob Nichols
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
Dylan Grant
I am extremely fascinated by Aztec civilization, and this book satisfied some of my curiosity. It touches upon everything a north american would probably want to know about the ever-exotic Aztecs - their brutal (to us) religion, their truly excellent art, architecture, history, etc. All of the topics are touched upon briefly but with great respect. I look forward to reading more about the Aztecs, and other mesoamerican civilizations, in the future.

Some of the things I learned that I found fasci
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Jul 16, 2012 Dee Renee Chesnut rated it liked it  ·  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
Nov 25, 2011 Zola marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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It's got some awesome pictures in it, but I've yet to actually READ the book.
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