Handbook To Life In The Aztec World

Paperback | September 12, 2007

byManuel Aguilar-Moreno

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Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that theachievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeologicaldiscoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archeology; evolution of Aztec civilization; geography of the Aztec world; society and government; religion,cosmology, and mythology; funerary beliefs and customs; Aztec art; Aztec architecture; Nahuatl literature; the calendar, astronomy, and mathematics; economy, industry, and trade; daily life; the Aztec after conquest and today. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and more than 165original line drawings, photographs, and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Aztec history or culture.

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Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that theachievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were amon...

Manuel Aguilar-Moreno is associate professor of art history at California State University in Los Angeles. A renowned expert on pre-Columbian civilizations and the colonial history of Mexico, Dr. Aguilar-Moreno has published on a wide range of subjects, including Mesoamerican art and history, colonial art and history in Mexico, funera...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.28 × 9.02 × 0.98 inPublished:September 12, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195330838

ISBN - 13:9780195330830

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List of illustrationsList of MapsList of TablesForewordJohn M.D. Pohl: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionGuide to Pronunciation and spelling of Nahuatl TermsCh. 1: Mesoamerican Civilizations and Aztec ArchaeologyCh. 2: Evolution of Aztec CivilizationCh. 3: Geography of the Aztec WorldCh. 4: Society and GovernmentCh. 5: WarfareCh. 6: Religion, Cosmology, and MythologyCh.7: Funerary Beliefs and CustomsCh. 8: Aztec ArtCh. 9: Aztec ArchitectureCh. 10: Nahuatl LiteratureCh. 11: The Calendar, Astronomy, and MathematicsCh. 12: Economy, Industry, and TradeCh. 13: Daily LifeCh. 14: The Aztec After Conquest and TodayMain Museums Containing Aztec CollectionsAztec PoemsBibliographyIndex