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The Aztecs of Central Mexico: An Imperial Society

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Who were the Aztecs, really? AZTECS OF CENTRAL MEXICO: AN IMPERIAL SOCIETY answers that question by covering the compelling story of a complex, imperial society in Central Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries. It uses pre- and post-Spanish conquest documents and illustrations, as well as archaeological discoveries, to reconstruct the variety and "feel" of Aztec daily life at various status levels.

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Who were the Aztecs, really? AZTECS OF CENTRAL MEXICO: AN IMPERIAL SOCIETY answers that question by covering the compelling story of a complex, imperial society in Central Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries. It uses pre- and post-Spanish conquest documents and illustrations, as well as archaeological discoveries, to reconstruct the variety and "feel" of Aztec daily life at various status levels.

About the Author

Frances Berdan received her B.A. degree in geography at Michigan State University in 1965 and her Ph.D. degree in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. She has a long career in both ethnographic and archaeological field research, working in the American Southwest and Mexico. Berdan's research interests include ethnographic research in a Mexican peasant community, and archival and ethnographic research on the Aztecs and Spanish conquest in Mexico City and Seville, Spain. Berdan is currently a professor of anthropology and the coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program at California State University, San Bernardino.

Table of Contents

1. Mexico and Mexica. 2. Economic Organization. 3. Social Structure and Dynamics. 4. Daily Life. 5. Imperial Politics and Warfare. 6. Religious Organization and Beliefs. 7. Intellectual and Artistic Achievements. 8. The Consequences of Conquest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780030557361
Subtitle:
An Imperial Society
Author:
Berdan, Frances F.
Author:
Berdan, Frances
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Aztecs
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 189-195.
Series:
Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
52/70-
Publication Date:
19820102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.23x6.37x.35 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Who were the Aztecs, really? AZTECS OF CENTRAL MEXICO: AN IMPERIAL SOCIETY answers that question by covering the compelling story of a complex, imperial society in Central Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries. It uses pre- and post-Spanish conquest documents and illustrations, as well as archaeological discoveries, to reconstruct the variety and "feel" of Aztec daily life at various status levels.
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