Synopses & Reviews
The Aztecs were noted for their impressive architecture, majestic sculpture, luxurious clothing, and fine goldworking--but they also practiced human sacrifice. The seemingly contradictory aspects of this fascinating culture are examined here, from its primitive beginnings through its apex as a powerful, glorious empire and its collapse with the period of Spanish rule. 196 illustrations, 150 in full color; 1 map.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185) and index.