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Handbook to life in the Aztec world

Author: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2006.
Series: Facts on File library of world history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life.
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History
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Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel.
Handbook to life in the Aztec world.
New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2006
(DLC) 2005006636
(OCoLC)58468201
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
ISBN: 9780816074839 0816074836
OCLC Number: 191029111
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 440 pages) : illustrations maps.
Contents: Guide to pronunciation and spelling of Nahuatl terms --
1. Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archaeology --
The area of Mesoamerica --
The people of Mesoamerica --
Brief history of Aztec archaeology --
Main historical primary sources about the Aztec --
Reading --
2. Evolution of Aztec civilization --
Origins and the great migration --
Mexica-Aztec history --
Reading --
3. Geography of the Aztec world --
The concept of sacred landscape --
The Valley of Mexico : the land, the lake and natural resources --
The island city of Tenochtitlan --
City-states and neighboring peoples --
Linguistic history and distribution of Nahua peoples --
Reading --
4. Society and government --
Social structure and class hierarchy --
Tlatoani --
Cihuacoatl --
Priests --
Tecuhtli --
Calpulli --
Household --
Reading --
5. Warfare --
Training --
Military ranks and orders --
Military intelligence --
Women and war --
Uniforms and weapons --
Battle tactics and strategies --
Principal Aztec military campaigns --
Tribute --
Flower wars --
Reading --
6. Religion, cosmology, and mythology --
Structure of the universe --
Main myths --
The Aztec gods --
Rituals --
Ritual human sacrifice --
Reading --
7. Funerary beliefs and customs --
Creation myths and concepts about death --
Funerary places of destination --
Burials and creation --
Souls --
Human sacrifice --
Reading. 8. Aztec art --
Aztec artists and craftsmen --
Monumental stone sculpture --
Terra-cotta sculpture --
Ceramics --
Wood art --
Feather work --
Lapidary arts --
Gold work --
Reading --
9. Aztec architecture --
Symbolism --
Types of architecture --
Building materials and techniques --
The precinct of Tenochtitlan --
Other cities --
Reading --
10. Nahuatl literature --
Tlacuilos and their techniques --
Codices --
Pictographic-phonetic writing --
Poetry and narrative --
Reading --
11. The calendar, astronomy, and mathematics --
The calendar system --
Conception of the universe --
Astronomy --
Mathematics --
Reading --
12. Economy, industry, and trade --
Modes of production --
Agriculture and Chinampas --
Use of water in the Valley of Mexico --
Food sources --
Laborers and artisans --
The marketplace --
Transportation --
Long-distance trade --
The Pochtecah --
Tribute --
Reading --
13. Daily life --
Family --
Women --
Education --
Shamanism and medicine --
Games --
Personal appearance and attire --
Royal court life --
Food and drink --
Music and dance --
Reading --
14. The Aztec after the conquest and today --
The conquest of Mexico --
Colonial Mexico : the process of transculturation --
Tequitqui art --
Mexico and its Mestizo identity --
The Indians of Central Mexico today --
Reading --
Main museums containing Aztec collections --
Aztec poems.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world history.
Responsibility: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno.
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Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life.

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