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The Aztec: Man and Tribe

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 28th 1983 by New Amer Library (Mm) (first published 1958)
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Bob Nichols
Von Hagen wrote many books on ancient Central and South America. In this book, he provides details on the history, institutional structures and the daily life of the Aztecs.

The Indians of the Americas populated the last large land mass after modern man migrated out of Africa and developed their cultures in isolation from Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Near East and Europe. In contrast to any popularized image of nomad Indians in tee pees, Von Hagen's book is an account of a sophisticated ci
Justin Rose
Nov 28, 2015 Justin Rose rated it really liked it
The author examines different aspects of Aztec lives. He examines them in a fair manner that predates our postmodern rebirth of the noble savage. Although he presents the Aztec as very capable people, he does not ignore their propensity toward war with other tribes, and their prejudice and partiality among themselves.
Here is a sample of von Hagen using description, purpose, and perspective in historical reporting:
As the good will of the rain god could only be sustained by a diet of human hearts,
Feb 23, 2016 Karin rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. Having never read about the Aztecs before, I quite enjoyed this. It was a nice way to get my feet wet. I didn't really like the chapter setup though. It was clear that the author was jumping around a lot in his writing, and as a result there is both repetitiveness and inconsistency in the various subjects. I also wonder whether the book would stand the test of time. I guess I'll need to read more to find out.
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I love the Aztec!!! And the movie Apocalypto is AWESOME!!!!!! Especially when the other tribe paints them blue and chops their head off!!!! Ha!
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It seems like only an introduction to the Aztecs, looking for more detailed histories.
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Victor Wolfgang von Hagen (February 29, 1908 - March 8, 1985) was a US-American explorer, archaeological historian, anthropologist, and travel writer who traveled the South Americas with his wife, Christine. Mainly between 1940 and 1965, he published a large number of widely acclaimed books about the ancient people of the Inca, Maya, and Aztecs.
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