The Aztecs, Rise and Fall of an Empire

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H.N. Abrams, Oct 30, 1992 - History - 191 pages
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The Aztecs were noted for their impressive architecture, majestic sculpture, luxurious clothing, and fine goldworking--but they also practiced human sacrifice. The seemingly contradictory aspects of this fascinating culture are examined here, from its primitive beginnings through its apex as a powerful, glorious empire and its collapse with the period of Spanish rule. 196 illustrations, 150 in full color; 1 map.

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A short history of the Aztecs I read in high school. Nice pictures and the book binding is nice, too. Read full review

Contents

TULA THE MYTHICAL BEGINNING
13
THE EMPIRE BUILDERS
31
THE AZTECS CONQUERING HEROES
47
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About the author (1992)

Serge Gruzinski is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and author of several books, among them The Conquest of Mexico and Man-Gods in the Mexican Highlands. Heather MacLean is a translator who lives in Forest Grove, Oregon.

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