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A portrait of a fascinating, complex civilization. Beginning with the story of the Spanish conquest, the text then charts the rise of the Aztecs from humble nomads to empire builders. Within 100 years they established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history and, at Tenochtitlan, built a vast city in a lake, a Venice of the New W
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Even though it’s a textbook it isn’t overly scholarly, and is quite readable (it just took me a while). However, due to the structure of the book I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who doesn’t have a little bit of knowledge on the subject already; ...more
This generous, glossy book is an incredibly detailed historical account of the Aztec civilization, from its mythologized beginnings to its exceptionally bloody end.
Stories of gods, heroes, and the native peoples of Mexico's way of life will delight readers, even those with copious knowledge of the civilization. Illustrations paint a picture of the highly scientific and religiously motivated civilization, a ...more
Keep in mind this is a text book. Do not expect to say it is something that you cannot put down. It does give great information on subjects like Aztec relig ...more