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Daily life of the Aztecs : people of the sun and earth

Author: David Carrasco; Scott Sessions
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
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The fascinating and often controversial details of the daily lives of the Aztecs are examined in this important one-stop reference source. The Aztec people come to life for students, teachers, and interested readers through the exploration of the ceremonial character of Aztec society. Insights into the games they played, the education they received, the foods they harvested, and the popular riddles and poems they  Read more...
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Carrasco, David.
Daily life of the Aztecs.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
(OCoLC)663386909
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Carrasco; Scott Sessions
ISBN: 0313295581 9780313295584
OCLC Number: 37552549
Description: xvi, 282 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of Central Mexico --
1. Cemanahuac: The Land Surrounded by Water --
2. The World View of Balance: The Cosmic Tree and the Four Quarters --
3. Mountains of Water: Tenochtitlan and Aztec Communities --
4. Education and the Aztec Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Beyond --
5. The Social Pyramid: Maintaining Your Place and the World --
6. Aztec Aesthetics: Flowers and Songs --
7. Where the Jaguars Roar: Aztec Human Sacrifice as Debt Payment --
8. The Two Tongues: The Aztecs Encounter the Europeans --
9. The Long Event of Aztec Culture.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
Other Titles: Aztecs
Responsibility: Davíd Carrasco, with Scott Sessions.

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The fascinating and often controversial details of the daily lives of the Aztecs are examined in this important one-stop reference source. The Aztec people come to life for students, teachers, and interested readers through the exploration of the ceremonial character of Aztec society. Insights into the games they played, the education they received, the foods they harvested, and the popular riddles and poems they recited and wrote, as well as the sacrificial rituals they performed, enable the reader to gain a better understanding of this complex culture. Carrasco illustrates the significance of this culture that has never truly died by tracing its impact and influence on modern-day Mexican society.

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