Daily Life of the Aztecs

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Courier Dover Publications, 1961 - History - 384 pages
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Tireless speech-makers and lovers of verse, the ancient Aztecs used a pictographic system to keep records of their history, geography, and rituals. Many of these accounts were destroyed after the Spanish conquest; but fortunately, a few survived, including records kept by the invaders. This book by an international authority on Mexican archeology and sociology presents a vivid account of that profoundly religious Aztec warrior society - from its days as a primitive people, to the early sixteenth century when a powerful government ruled with great organizational ability and restless energy. A highly readable text, accompanied by rare illustrations, describes public buildings and market places, the problems of life in a great city-state, the ruling classes and living standards, religious beliefs, the everyday lives of people - from birth to death, and much more. Amazing in scope and detail, this volume will be invaluable to students of Mexican history and of interest to anyone fascinated by this ancient civilization.
  

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User Review  - Erik Orrantia - Goodreads

A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life (and death) of the Aztec. As a tool for writing a book, it is fabulous because it is rich with specific detail. Read full review

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Fascinating review of classic Aztec culture Read full review

Contents

Origin and situationExtent and population
1
SOCIETY AND THE STATE AT
36
THE WORLD MAN AND TIME
95
A MEXICANS
120
FROM BIRTH TO DEATH
163
The meaning of war Casus belli Chivalry
203
CIVILISED LIFE
216
The pronunciation of Aztec words
245
Bibliography
302
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