Aztec

Aztec Author Gary Jennings
ISBN-10 0765317508
Year 2006-05-16
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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The epic tale of an Aztec survivor of the Spanish conquest and his times as a warrior, scribe, travelling merchant, confidant of Motecuhzoma II, and envoy to the invading Spaniards.

The Aztecs

The Aztecs Author Dirk R. Van Tuerenhout
ISBN-10 9781576079218
Year 2005
Pages 339
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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Shows how the Aztecs lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.

The Aztec Book of Destiny

The Aztec Book of Destiny Author Rick Holmer
ISBN-10 1419611631
Year 2005-07-08
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher BookSurge LLC
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The Aztec Book of Destiny summarizes traditional Mesoamerican beliefs about the spiritual nature of time and its influence on one's personality and fate. The ancient Aztec, Toltec and Maya believed that the day of birth, as defined in their sacred calendar, affects destiny; and this philosophy has guided their daily lives for more than 3000 years. This book condenses the scattered and disparate literature about these beliefs into a fun and informative narrative; but it goes far beyond what academics and popular authors have published to date. The author presents a unique perspective shaped by the wisdom of a traditional calendar-keeper he met in Mexico in 1973. The book's message is that the calendar is not simply an ancient and forgotten curiosity - it is as relevant today as in ancient times. The majority of the book projects the timeless Mesoamerican philosophy into contemporary Western society encouraging introspection and self-awareness.

Aztecs

Aztecs Author Inga Clendinnen
ISBN-10 0521485851
Year 1995-02-24
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Inga Clendinnen's account of the Aztecs recreates the culture of the city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent centre of the Aztec empire, in its last unthreatened years before it fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies.

Aztec Imperial Strategies

Aztec Imperial Strategies Author Frances Berdan
ISBN-10 0884022110
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Dumbarton Oaks
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"Based on a ten-week working seminar in 1986, offers new interpretations of the extent, organization, and imperial strategies of the Aztec empire. Analyzes data from the major chroniclers and from individual towns and places throughout the empire. Informa

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World Author Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
ISBN-10 9780195330830
Year 2007
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting 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 scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archeology; evolution of Aztec civilization; geography of the Aztec world; society and government; 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 conquest and today. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and more than 165 original line drawings, photographs, and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Aztec history or culture.

The Aztec

The Aztec Author William Caper
ISBN-10 9781450907132
Year 2011-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Benchmark Education Company
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Find out about the powerful Aztec empire who ruled Mexico and built temples toward the sky. (Set of 6 with Teacher's Guide and Comprehension Question Card)

The Aztecs

The Aztecs Author Michael E. Smith
ISBN-10 9781118257197
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The Aztecs brings to life one of the best-known indigenous civilizations of the Americas in a vivid, comprehensive account of the ancient Aztecs. A thorough examination of Aztec origins and civilization including religion, science, and thought Incorporates the latest archaeological excavations and research into explanations of the Spanish conquest and the continuity of Aztec culture in Central Mexico Expanded coverage includes key topics such as writing, music, royal tombs, and Aztec predictions of the end of the world

Religion and Empire

Religion and Empire Author Geoffrey W. Conrad
ISBN-10 0521318963
Year 1984-08-31
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Religion and Empire is an innovative and provocative study of the two largest states of the Precolumbian Americas, the Aztec and Inca Empires. By examining the causes of the formation and expansion of these two empires, the authors identify similar patterns and processes underlying their rise and decline. They demonstrate that in both examples among the critical elements in the transition from marginal people to imperial power to disintegrating society were changes in traditional religion, including the elaboration of Aztec human sacrifice and Inca worship of the corpses of their kings. The authors show that the complex interaction between such ideological shifts and political and economic factors generated the spectacular historical trajectories of these Pre-Colombian empires.

The Aztec Image in Western Thought

The Aztec Image in Western Thought Author Benjamin Keen
ISBN-10 0813515726
Year 1990
Pages 667
Language en
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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The great inquiry into the nature of Aztec civilization began at the very moment of its destruction in the name of the Spanish Crown and Church. The overwhelming discovery of a vast, luxurious overseas empire offering fresh evidence of the enormous diversity of customs and opinions among the nations of the earth expanded the imaginative as well as the geographic horizons of Renaissance Europe. In The Aztec Image, Benjamin Keen explores the shifting attitudes and focus of the scores of historians, philosophers, scientists, and men of letters and the arts who dealt with the Aztec theme in the four and a half centuries after the conquest of Mexico. From that time to the present, the world of the ancient Aztecs has been a subject of compelling interest and controversy in the West. Keen explains how each new view continuously corrected and developed, the Western conception of Aztec civilization. He relates prevailing ideas about the Aztecs to the broad socioeconomic, political, and ideological patterns of the age, as well as to the contemporary state of knowledge about ancient Mexico. A comprehensive work of historiography, Keen's book is the first to encompass the sweep of Western thought on the Aztecs from Cortes to the present.

Aztec Warfare

Aztec Warfare Author Ross Hassig
ISBN-10 0806127732
Year 1995
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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In exploring the pattern and methods of Aztec expansion, Ross Hassig focuses on political and economic factors. Because they lacked numerical superiority, faced logistical problems presented by the terrain, and competed with agriculture for manpower, the Aztecs relied as much on threats and the image of power as on military might to subdue enemies and hold them in their orbit. Hassig describes the role of war in the everyday life of the capital, Tenochtitlan: the place of the military in Aztec society; the education and training of young warriors; the organization of the army; the use of weapons and armor; and the nature of combat.

Aztecs

Aztecs Author Jen Green
ISBN-10 1435854985
Year 2009-08-15
Pages 45
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Describes the history, customs, and daily life of the Aztecs.

Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World

Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World Author Miguel Leon-Portilla
ISBN-10 0806132914
Year 2000
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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In this first English-language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, Miguel León-Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by Grace Lobanov. Biographies of fifteen composers of Nahuatl verse and analyses of their work are followed by their extant poems in Nahuatl and in English.

Time History and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico

Time  History  and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico Author Ross Hassig
ISBN-10 029273140X
Year 2001-04-15
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher University of Texas Press
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Based on their enormously complex calendars that recorded cycles of many kinds, the Aztecs and other ancient Mesoamerican civilizations are generally believed to have had a cyclical, rather than linear, conception of time and history. This boldly revisionist book challenges that understanding. Ross Hassig offers convincing evidence that for the Aztecs time was predominantly linear, that it was manipulated by the state as a means of controlling a dispersed tribute empire, and that the Conquest cut off state control and severed the unity of the calendar, leaving only the lesser cycles. From these, he asserts, we have inadequately reconstructed the pre-Columbian calendar and so misunderstood the Aztec conception of time and history. Hassig first presents the traditional explanation of the Aztec calendrical system and its ideological functions and then marshals contrary evidence to argue that the Aztec elite deliberately used calendars and timekeeping to achieve practical political ends. He further traces how the Conquest played out in the temporal realm as Spanish conceptions of time partially displaced the Aztec ones. His findings promise to revolutionize our understanding of how the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican societies conceived of time and history.