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Aztecs : an interpretation

Author: Inga Clendinnen
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Canto classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Canto Classics edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clendinnen, Inga.
Aztecs.
(DLC) 2014466151
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inga Clendinnen
ISBN: 9781139958363 1139958364 1322066418 9781322066417
OCLC Number: 961882719
Notes: Originally published 1991.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 554 pages, [30] pages of plates) : 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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'... a fascinating, thought-provoking book. Aztecs offers a gripping account of an alien society and thus enlarges our apprehension of the sheer diversity of human culture.' London Review of Books Read more...

 
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