The Aztecs

by Michael Ernest Smith

Paper Book, 2011



Call number

F1219.73 .S58 2011


Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, c2011.


The Aztecs brings to life one of the best-known indigenouscivilizations of the Americas in a vivid, comprehensive account ofthe ancient Aztecs. A thorough examination of Aztec origins and civilizationincluding religion, science, and thought Incorporates the latest archaeological excavations and researchinto explanations of the Spanish conquest and the continuity ofAztec culture in Central Mexico Expanded coverage includes key topics such as writing, music,royal tombs, and Aztec predictions of the end of the world

User reviews

LibraryThing member amandacb
While certainly not the most exciting book you will ever read, if you have any interest whatsoever in Mesoamerica cultures, then you will find elements of this book interesting. The parts about social constructs within the culture as well as religious rituals are especially riveting. Photographs, diagrams, and illustrations are included.… (more)
LibraryThing member AlCracka
This is a textbook; it's not light reading. But it's also the most authoritative account I could find of Aztec culture, and it's very informative. If you can find a more readable book with the same quality of info, I'd love to hear about it; otherwise, this will at least get the job done.
LibraryThing member Michael.Bradham
Interesting archeological methods described. Provides many maps and illustrations.



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