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The Aztecs: Lost Civilizations

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The Aztecs: Lost Civilizations

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In this rich and surprising book, Frances F. Berdan shines fresh light on the enigmatic ancient Aztecs. She casts her net wide, covering topics as diverse as ethnicity, empire-building, palace life, etiquette, origin myths, and human sacrifice. While the Aztecs are often described as “stone age,” their achievements were remarkable. They constructed lofty temples and produced fine arts in precious stones, gold, and shimmering feathers. They crafted beautiful poetry and studied the sciences. They had schools and libraries, entrepreneurs and money, and a bewildering array of deities and dramatic ceremonies. Based on the latest research and lavishly illustrated, this book reveals the Aztecs to have created a civilization of sophistication and finesse.

Frances F. Berdan is professor emerita of anthropology at California State University San Bernardino. Among her numerous books are Everyday Life in the Aztec World, Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory, and The Codex Mendoza.

ISBN: 9781789143607

ISBN-10: 9781789143607

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Publication Date: 07/07/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/07/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 208


Social Science / Archaeology

History / Latin America / Central America