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Handbook to Life in the Aztec World (Handbook to Life)


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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 the achievements 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 archaeological discoveries 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 165 original 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.


Capturing the essence of life in great civilizations of the past, each volume in the

About the Author

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, funerary art, and the pre-Columbian ballgame.

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Foreword John M.D. Pohl



Guide to Pronunciation and spelling of Nahuatl Terms

Ch. 1: Mesoamerican Civilizations and Aztec Archaeology

Ch. 2: Evolution of Aztec Civilization

Ch. 3: Geography of the Aztec World

Ch. 4: Society and Government

Ch. 5: Warfare

Ch. 6: Religion, Cosmology, and Mythology

Ch.7: Funerary Beliefs and Customs

Ch. 8: Aztec Art

Ch. 9: Aztec Architecture

Ch. 10: Nahuatl Literature

Ch. 11: The Calendar, Astronomy, and Mathematics

Ch. 12: Economy, Industry, and Trade

Ch. 13: Daily Life

Ch. 14: The Aztec After Conquest and Today

Main Museums Containing Aztec Collections

Aztec Poems



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Aguilar-moreno, Manuel
Oxford University Press, USA
Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel
null, Manuel
Native American
Latin America - Mexico
History, World | Latin American
Latin america
Mexico Antiquities.
Aztecs -- Social life and customs.
World History-Mexico
Handbook to Life
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73 halftones and line illus., 7 maps thr
7.3 x 9 x 1 in 2 lb

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