Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

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Baker & Taylor
Describes daily life in the Aztec world, including coverage of geography, foods, trades, arts, games, wars, political systems, class structure, religious practices, trading networks, writings, architecture and science.

Book News
Aguilar-Moreno (California State U.-Los Angeles) presents modern readers with an overview of the life and civilization of the last of the native Mesoamerican cultures, and reviews the archaeological and main primary historical sources. Among his perspectives are the evolution of Aztec civilization; society and government; warfare; art; architecture; religion, cosmology, and mythology; the calendar, astronomy, and mathematics; daily life, and Aztecs after the Conquest and today. He includes a guide to the pronunciation and spelling of Nahuatl terms. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Facts on File
Ever since the violent end of the empire in 1521, the marvels and mysteries of Aztec Mexico have intrigued us. And in recent years, astounding discoveries from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of archaeologists, art historians, and ethnohistorians working throughout the region.

Gathering the results of recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single volume, Handbook to Life in the Aztec World unlocks the secrets of this great empire. Organized in a highly accessible format, it contains in-depth coverage of Aztec history, geography, foods, trades, arts, games, wars, political systems, class structure, religious practices, trading networks, writings, architecture, science, and more. Detailed descriptions and more than 165 original line drawings pair with high-quality photographs, maps, and tables to bring the Aztec world to life, making this volume a perfect addition to any personal collection, classroom, or library.

Coverage includes:
  • Mesoamerican Civilizations and Aztec Archaeology
  • Evolution of Aztec Civilization
  • Geography of the Aztec World
  • Society and Government
  • Warfare
  • Religion, Cosmology, and Mythology
  • Funerary Beliefs and Customs
  • Aztec Art
  • Aztec Architecture
  • Nahuatl Literature
  • The Calendar, Astronomy, and Mathematics
  • Economy, Industry, and Trade
  • Daily Life
  • The Aztec after the Conquest and Today.


Baker
& Taylor

Describes daily life in the Aztec world, including coverage of geography, foods, trades, arts, games, wars, political systems, class structure, religious practices, trading networks, writings, architecture, and science.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2006
ISBN: 9780816056736
0816056730
Characteristics: xxiii, 440 p. : ill. maps ; 24 cm

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