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Daily Life of the Aztecs on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest / Edition 1

Daily Life of the Aztecs on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest / Edition 1

by Jacques SoustelleJacques Soustelle
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The subject of this book is the life of the Mexicans—the Mexica, as they said themselves—at the beginning of the sixteenth century. At that time, in the early 1500s, nobody, from the arid steppes of the north to the burning jungles of the isthmus, from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to the shore of the Pacific, could have believed that this enormous empire, its culture, its art, its gods, were to go down a few years later in a historic cataclysm.

The period with which this book is concerned is distinguished from all others by the wealth of its written documentation. The Mexicans were interested in themselves and in their history; they were tireless speech-makers and great loves of verse, thus an immense quantity of books and legal documents came into being. Drawing on this rich recorded history, Soustelle creates a memorable portrait of Aztec society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804707213
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/1961
Series: Daily Life
Edition description: 1
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 885,493
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.94(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I read this book for my research project. The Daily Life of the Aztecs is a very well written book that goes into great detail of the life of an Aztec. Although if is a very informative book, I often found it tedious to read. The extensive detail often caused me to lose interest quickly.