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Aztecs : an interpretation

Author: Inga Clendinnen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Canto classics.
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Recreates the culture of the city of Tenochtitlan in its last unthreatened years before it fell to the Spaniards.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Clendinnen, Inga, author.
Aztecs
(OCoLC)874118747
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inga Clendinnen
ISBN: 9781107589094 1107589096 9781139960472 1139960474
OCLC Number: 881380792
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 584 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction; Part I. The City: 1. Tenochtitlan: the public image; 2. Local perspectives; Part II. Roles: 3. Victims; 4. Warriors, priests and merchants; 5. The masculine self discovered; 6. Wives; 7. Mothers; 8. The female being revealed; Part III. The Sacred: 9. Aesthetics; 10. Ritual: the world transformed, the world revealed; Part IV: 11. Defeat; Epilogue; A question of sources; Monthly ceremonies of the seasonal calendar; The Mexica pantheon; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Canto classics.
Responsibility: Inga Clendinnen.

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