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Aztecs : an interpretation

Author: Inga Clendinnen; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Study and examination of Aztec society, art, rites, and ceremonies before the Aztec empire fell to the Spanish in 1521.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Inga Clendinnen; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0521400937 9780521400930
OCLC Number: 22451031
Description: xiii, 398 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The city. Tenochtitlan : the public image --
Local perspectives --
Roles. Victims --
Warriors, priests and merchants --
The masculine self discovered --
Wives --
Mothers --
The female being revealed --
The sacred. Aesthetics --
Ritual : the world transformed, the world revealed --
The city destroyed. Defeat --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Inga Clendinnen.
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A picture of life in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, once the nerve centre of the Aztec tribute empire, this book explores the worlds of Aztec women, of priests and of warriors. The author attempts  Read more...

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