This book provides an up-to-date synthesis of Aztec culture, applying interdisciplinary approaches archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography to reconstructing the complex and enigmatic civilization. Frances F. Berdan offers a balanced assessment of complementary and sometimes contradictory sources in unravelling the ancient way of life. The book provides a cohesive view of the Aztecs and their empire, emphasizing the diversity and complexity of social, economic, political and religious roles played by the many kinds of people we call 'Aztecs'. Concluding with three integrative case studies, the book examines the stresses, dynamics and anchors of Aztec culture and society.
Number of Pages: 364 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780521707565 Publication Date:21/04/2014 Listed in:Archaeology by period / region Publisher:CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS